Published On: Wed, Oct 2nd, 2013

‘X-Men Days of Future Past’ writer to overhaul ‘The Fantastic Four’ reboot

Fox’s Fantastic Four reboot is getting yet another screenwriter. 

Marvel Comics  (Fantastic Four v3 #59)

Marvel Comics (Fantastic Four v3 #59)

Heat Vision reports in an October 1 article that Simon Kinberg has come aboard The Fantastic Four to pen the script, which may result in a serious overhaul of the existing screenplay. 

Josh Trank came onboard to direct, Fox set Jeremy Slater to pen the script for the new superhero film. 

Development continued over the past year, during which Seth Grahame-Smith (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter) came onboard to do a polish on the screenplay. 

Trank is still onboard to direct, but it sounds like Fox has some issues with the project; this explains why the film still doesn’t have any set castmembers.  Kinberg penned the script for Fox’s X-Men: Days of Future Past and is also involved as a producer on that project, so it’s possible that Fox is working to bring the two superhero projects together in one way or another, taking a page out of Marvel’s book. 

Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, Fantastic Four features a “family” of heroes — scientist Mr. Fantastic; his wife, Invisible Girl; her brother, the Human Torch; and Fantastic’s best friend, the Thing — who have sci-fi-tinged adventures while headquartered in the Baxter Building, a high-rise in New York City.

Fox has already set a release date for The Fantastic Four – March 6, 2015. 






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