The suits at 20th Century Fox has finally announced what we’ve pretty much known since January:
Josh Trank has been hired to direct the reboot of Fantastic Four. (remember when Galactus was a cloud?)
Josh Trank directed Chronicle. A found footage superhero teen movie that cost very little, but made around 50 million. I guess they are hoping that he extrapolates Chronicle’s success to a larger scale.
For this film I think the director is virtually interchangeable. Just get someone who isn’t a moron to write the film and a capable cast. Trank is so new to directing that I doubt he’ll bring anything good or bad to the table. However, they need to get someone who knows how to write a family to make this film work.
In a perfect world, I’d like to see Brad Bird just direct it. Yeah he did The Incredibles already, but after seeing M:I: Ghost Protocol, he can do grand scale. I also want this movie being released by Disney. They’d nail this film.