There has been talk about a Fantastic Four reboot for some time now and it had been claimed that Chronicle director Josh Trank would be helming the project. Most people were a bit sceptical about this, as Josh seemed to be linked to every movie going, since the success of Chronicle, but now, Mark Millar has opened up about The Fantastic Four reboot.
Millar told Sci Fi Now, “From what I’ve seen and from talking to him – he and I have had dinner a couple of times and we talk quite regularly as well – he’s contemporarising it. I think he’s just making it work for the screen – he’s a great storyteller. Chronicle, if you think about it, was similar to Fantastic Four in that it was a bunch of people who were transformed into something more than human – that turned out almost his calling card to come and do something like Fantastic Four.”
He added, “What I wasn’t expecting actually was just how funny and likeable he could make this as well as getting the more awesome moments on screen – I use awesome in the traditional British sense and not the California sense awesome, you know? The Ridley Scott moments, and the Fantastic Four really are jaw-dropping in the same way you feel when you saw Alien for the first time. There’s some moments in this – not to be specific – that are actually gonna be phenomenal on screen and stuff you haven’t seen in a superhero movie before.”
The Fantastic Four is clearly moving in the right direction and, with Josh Trank fully committed to bringing the reboot to the big screen, we could be in for quite a treat. The script for the movie is currently being worked on and The Fantastic Four currently has a released date set for March 6, 2015.