Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four Reboot Will Apparently be More Grounded And Sci-Fi-ish

Fantastic Four LogoIn an article revealing that Seth Grahame-Smith (of “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” and “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” fame (or infamy, depending on your perspective)) has recently done a polish on the current “Fantastic Four” script, THR also reveals Fox’s current approach to the superhero property.

Or at least, what someone told them the approach is going to be.

Sources say that the new reboot is taking a grounded superhero and sci-fi approach to the heroes and will tap deep into the comics mythology, which featured not just the better-known villains such as Doctor Doom and Galactus but also alien races the Kree and the Skrull, and the anti-matter universe known as the Negative Zone.

I honestly don’t know how the word “grounded” can even be mentioned in an article about the Fantastic Four. You know, the one where one guy turns into a rock, one turns into fire, another can stretch his body, and the girl becomes invisible. How do you “ground” that kind of premise?

Then again, I guess anything not involving Jessica Alba playing a scientist should give this new version of “Fantastic Four” about 500 times more believability.

In any case, “Chronicle” director Josh Trank is currently set to direct the film, with Matthew Vaughn recently announced as producing, whatever that means.

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  • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

    A more sci-fi slant will be great for this. I can’t wait.

  • Aegon the Conqueror

    Weren’t the SKrulls already in the Avengers?

    • Mynameisren

      Chitauri, actually. Same shit. Different “universe”.

      • Juggernaut

        Only the Skrull are way cooler. I hope we get a Super-Skrull in the new FF series!

  • BIll

    Oh, that’s great news……take a venerable comic book character(s) and hand the project over to Seth Grahame-Smith……..and then he can destroy that venerable series just like he did with Dark Shadows. Hey, might as well go for total destruction and have Tim Burton direct the movie and have Johnny Depp star it in with Helena Bonham Carter as well!

  • Juggernaut

    The two deciding factors of this film being a success or a flop are the tone and the casting IMO. As stated above, a cast that fits the roles, unlike Alba as a scientist would give this reboot the legs it needs.

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

      100% agreed! My ideal cast as I’ve said before is Patrick Wilson as Reed Richards, Amanda Seyfried as Sue Storm, Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Ben Grimm, Juggernaut had better choices for Johnny than me, but i still like Tom Hardy, Joseph Fienes, Mads Mikelson, and even Matthew Goode as Dr. Doom. Danny Devito or Andy Serkis as Mole Man,

  • M@rvel

    Do Fox own the rights to the Skrulls??

  • MACMAN

    I wish they would stop makeing these comic based films, if they intend to do stuff like this. A director makes a film based on a comic, and like the past Fantastic FOur films I was ok with them, but now here they go change all the actors who played the parts, and its downhill from thier, just look what happened to the Spiderman series I thought Toby Mcguire was a terrific Peter Parker Spiderman, than after that cast left the Spiderman films went down the toilet. Oh well.