Reboots and relaunches are so hot right now. At Comic-Con, Fox announced developments on a couple of projects that may make you cheer or roll your eyes.
Fox has officially signed director Josh Trank (Chronicle) to direct a much-needed reboot of Fantastic Four. The reboot will include a new cast and will be the next Marvel property in line for production after The Wolverine. The young director’s sci-fi found footage Chronicle was critically acclaimed and a box office success. Here’s hoping Trank is the right man to reboot the franchise.
As for Fox’s other Marvel reboot, Daredevil, the studio is on board with a script by David James Kelly. Unfortunately, they’re short one director as David Slade (30 Days of Night, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse) just dropped out of the project. The script is reportedly utilizing the story arc Born Again by Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli, in which The Kingpin discovers Daredevil’s identity and attempts to destroy his personal life. Since Fox holds the movie rights to these Marvel properties—Daredevil, Fantastic Four and X-Men—production needs to get going within a certain time frame or the rights return to Marvel Studios/Disney. Fox needs to find the right director for Daredevil and soon.
With Fox’s poor record vs. Marvel’s success in terms of superhero movies, I’d say that wouldn’t be such a bad thing.