Chronicle director may helm the Fantastic Four reboot

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Chronicle is that found footage movie about three teenagers who discover something that gives them super powers. Josh Trank directed it and he is Fox’s favourite for the reboot of The Fantastic Four.

Variety had the news.

In a major sign of confidence in his upcoming supervillain pic CHRONICLE, helmer Josh Trank has emerged as the frontrunner to direct 20th Century Fox’s reboot of Marvel’s FANTASTIC FOUR franchise, Variety’s Jeff Sneider and Rachel Abrams report. Trank has had several meetings regarding the project, but with his debut feature still three weeks away, insiders tell SHOWBLITZ that Fox is expected to wait to see how CHRONICLE opens over Super Bowl weekend before extending an official offer. That said, Fox is high on CHRONICLE, and would like to keep Trank in business with the studio. Internally, studio execs expect Trank to land the coveted helming gig.

Not bad considering Chronicle is Trank’s first film. Plus I imagine the studio could pay him a lot less than a more established director.

What do you want to see from a Fantastic Four reboot?