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Twentieth Century Fox has targeted director Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four reboot for a March 6, 2015, release.
Trank, who captured the attention of the studio — and all of Hollywood — with his $15 million “found-footage” superpower film Chronicle, will direct from a script by Michael Green (Green Lantern, Heroes) and up-and-coming writer Jeremy Slater. Although details of the franchise revival are unknown, the movie was at one point rumored to be titled Fantastic Four: Reborn.
Fox, which released Fantastic Four in 2005 and the sequel Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer in 2008, holds the movie rights to the Marvel property (as well as X-Men and, until recently, Daredevil) in perpetuity: As long as the studio keeps making the films within a contractually prescribed time frame. The previous franchise installments grossed nearly $620 million combined worldwide.