Josh Trank's Fantastic Four movie to have found footage feel

News Simon Brew
27 Jun 2014 - 06:05

The found footage strands of Chronicle might just be making their way into Fantastic Four, Fox confirms...

In just under a year, the reboot of the big screen Fantastic Four series will have been released, and we'll be able to see just how director Josh Trank and his team have done. The film's currently shooting, and 20th Century Fox's president of production, Emma Watts, has been talking about it in a new interview.

On backing Chronicle director Trank to make the film, she said that "to me, the key is the originality of the filmmakers and the choices they make. Josh is another really interesting example, who is using the vision he gave us in Chronicle to reinvent a franchise he's loved his whole life. It's not that you can't make original ideas - you can, and we did it with Chronicle. The director is the key to not letting superhero movies go stale".

When questioned if there may be the found footage elements in Fantastic Four that Trank deployed so well in Chronicle, Watt said that "it's Josh, so it can't not have that feel. That's his talent, that what he does, and that's what excites him about it".

Watt also confirmed that the plan is for Bryan Singer to direct 2016's X-Men: Apocalypse.

Fantastic Four is in cinemas on June 19th 2015.


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