Josh Trank Confirmed for 'Fantastic Four' + David Slade Off 'Daredevil'
Good news and bad news for fans of two forthcoming Marvel comic book hero franchise reboots has cropped up during the official kick-off of Comic-Con. First of all, as has long been rumored, Chronicle director Josh Trank is taking his talents behind the camera of super powered action and drama to an official comic book franchise by taking the helm of 20th Century Fox's reboot of Fantastic Four. The film will have an all-new cast and will be the next comic book film for the studio following The Wolverine, which just cast The Silver Samurai, and Deadline says it will be Trank's very next film. But that's not all the Marvel news from Fox.
Though Fox has a director confirmed for Fantastic Four, they studio now finds themselves without a filmmaker for their reboot of Daredevil. Though 30 Days of Night and Twilight: Eclipse director David Slade was slated to be behind the camera, it sounds like his commitment to direct the pilot for the Silence of the Lambs series adaptation "Hannibal" will keep him too busy. This is interesting because unless Fox finds a new director quickly to get the film off the ground by the fall, the rights to Daredevil will revert back to Marvel Studios. But apparently the studio isn't exactly doing everything in their power to get Daredevil off the ground, so maybe it will just end up back in the hands of Marvel anyway.