Jul 14th 2012 By: Graeme McMillan
While both the X-Men
and the Avengers
have taken to hogging the limelight in both comic books and movies over recent years, Marvel's First Family
is finally getting another chance at the spotlight with the news that Fox has found a director - and maybe a writer - for its planned big screen reboot of the Fantastic Four
The studio announced earlier this week
that it had signed Josh Trank, director of the critically acclaimed Chronicle
, to direct the new movie, to be released at some point following the studio's second solo Wolverine movie. Now, reports are emerging
that Jeremy Slater is being pursued by Fox to handle the script for the project. Slater is described as an "up-and-coming" writer, with a couple of movies - teen spy comedy My Spy
and horror movie Tape 4
- in pre-production, but nothing released as yet.
The reboot is only one facing Fox's Marvel properties; Daredevil
is also moving towards a cinematic rebirth that ignore the Ben Affleck version from the early 2000s.