Fantastic Four reboot news update

News Simon Brew
27 Feb 2013 - 06:56
Not fantastic enough, apparently.

Seth Grahame-Smith is the latest to jump aboard Josh Trank's new Fantastic Four movie...

At the end of last week, it was revealed by Mark Millar that Matthew Vaughn had joined the reboot of the Fantastic Four movie series. Millar, who's acting as consultant on 20th Century Fox's Marvel movies, broke the news on his Twitter account. It's been known for some time, too, that Chronicle helmer Josh Trank is the man directing the new Fantastic Four movie.

The film isn't expected to go before the cameras until the end of the year, but one or two new pieces of information have come to light.

Firstly, The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that Seth Grahame-Smith, the author of Pride And Prejudice And Zombies, as well as screenwriter on Dark Shadows and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, has come on board to do some script polishing.

In the same report, it's been revealed that Josh Trank is looking for a 'grounded superhero and sci-fi' direction for the film. The film will also, according to The Hollywood Reporter, 'tap deep into the comics mythology'.

We'll keep you posted as we hear more. Fantastic Four is due for release in March 2014.

The Hollywood Reporter.

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