'Chronicle' Director Josh Trank Top Choice for 'Fantastic Four' Reboot
One of my most anticipated movies coming up in just a few weeks is Chronicle, an original found-footage movie about kids who get telekinetic superpowers, and looks awesome. The film is the creation of up-and-coming director Josh Trank, making his feature debut on this at 20th Century Fox. They must like his work, because Variety's Showblitz blog is now reporting that Fox is considering Trank as the frontrunner choice to direct their Fantastic Four reboot, announced a few years ago with Akiva Goldsman developing. No offer has been made and it's not final, but apparently "studio execs expect Trank to land" the gig. Damn!
There have been details and rumors off and on about this Fantastic Four reboot, which is supposedly titled Fantastic Four Reborn, but not much else has come out about it actually coming together yet (though I'm sure Fox only has the rights for so much longer). It sounds like this might be them moving forward and extremely happy with not only Trank, but Chronicle as well, which I am incredibly excited to see myself. Their post states that Fox "is expected to wait to see how Chronicle opens over Super Bowl weekend before extending an official offer." If Chronicle lives up to my expectations and turns out awesome, I think Trank deserves to land a major gig next, and if this Fantastic Four Reboot is what he wants to make, then go for it.