It makes sense that if you're going to get a relatively new director to helm your project, you might as well get an up-and-coming director as well. It seems like that is what Fox is trying to do with their planned reboot of "Fantastic Four."
Only days after Josh Trank was brought onboard officially as director, The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Fox has tapped Jeremy Slater to pen the screenplay. If that name is unfamiliar to you, it's because Slater is still on his way up the Hollywood ladder, with his horror spec "Tape 4" currently set up at Lionsgate but none of his movies actually made.
Since we don't have much of a sense of who Slater is as a writer, it is hard to see what direction he will take this new look at "Fantastic Four" in. It certainly could be dark based on his interest in horror, which might be what Fox is looking for. The studio has done well for itself in rebooting their "X-Men" series with "X-Men: First Class" and "The Wolverine," so hopefully it can do the same with "Fantastic Four" as well.
No word yet on when this movie could hit theaters, but it sounds like Fox is doing their best to get it into production. Many speculated we wouldn't see "Fantastic Four" until after "X-Men: First Class 2" and "The Wolverine" hit theaters, but maybe Fox is trying to quickly bring this property back to the big screen while ensemble superhero movies are still big.
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