During the lead-up to the premiere of “Chronicle”, director Josh Trank was being courted by every movie studio with a superhero character it seems. Before he eventually landed on Sony’s “Venom” movie, one of the comic book properties he was being sought for was Fox’s “Fantastic Four” reboot. With the commitment to “Venom”, it was believed any possibility of him also doing “Fantastic Four” was kaput. Turns out, perhaps not.
20th Century Fox head honcho Tom Rothman, during what was apparently a marathon session with MTV over at CinemaCon in Las Vegas this week, seemed very optimistic that Trank could still reboot “Fantastic Four” for them. And if not also direct, then help develop the property and produce:
I’m hopeful. I think Josh is going to come onto ‘Fantastic Four’ and develop that.
There’s also the matter of a sequel to “Chronicle”, which was already greenlit by the studio when it hired Max Landis to penned the script. Of course, no word on rather Trank, who co-wrote the original, will also return to direct that one.
The guy does seem to have his hands full at the moment, with not only “Venom”, but a live-action adaptation on the comic book “Red Star” in the works. And you gotta think he’s feeling a bit constricted here, with only comic book properties being thrown his way. Then again, hey, it’s nice to be wanted, right?