Josh Trank, whose first feature Chronicle opens Feb. 3, reportedly has emerged as the frontrunner to direct the reboot of Fox’s Fantastic Four franchise.
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In addition to lining up potential directors Joe Carnahan, David Yates and James McTeigue, Fox is said be setting course for a full-on total CGI vision of the Fantastic Four for their franchise reboot, and Bruce Willis is their pick to voice Ben Grimm.
Fox’s rumor-magnet Fantastic Four reboot can add three directors to its gallery of unconfirmed details that already includes the title Fantastic Four Reborn and casting choices: Joe Carnahan, David Yates and James McTeigue are rumored to be the studio’s top choices to helm the film.
The X-Men franchise isn’t the only superhero property getting a makeover from 20th Century Fox, as the studio is also hard at work on retooling the Fantastic Four movies with names like Adrien Brody and Jonathan Rhys Meyers reportedly in contention for the role of Reed Richards.
Twentieth Century Fox is rumored to have a title for “a complete reboot” of its Fantastic Four franchise: Fantastic Four Reborn. Will the film borrow a page from Marvel’s Ultimate books and use a much younger team of adventurers?