The Chronicle of Fantastic Four

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.

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4 thoughts on “The Chronicle of Fantastic Four

  1. Dunn says:

    Russ I totally disagree, I would argue a good script is the most important thing (pretty much for any movie), a close second is a strong director. Brad Bird would of course be ideal, but I’m fine with Josh Trank, Chronicle was pretty great and he was able to do a lot with a little money, so hopefully he’ll be able to to even more with more money.

    • russ says:

      maybe i wasn’t super clear, but i do mean that the writer in my opinion for FF is of most import, but anyone who can direct a coherent action scene and not get in the way of a strong cast should be fine. I don’t think that there is ONE painfully obvious choice for FF like Whedon was for Avengers. I just think they need to write something that brings those characters to life and the rest should fall into place. (obviously i’m not a studio head by my thinking)

  2. peter says:

    I disagree with you both. It is a good caterer that is most important

  3. johnnytigs says:

    I disagree with all three of you, it is to crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of their women

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