More Trouble For The Fantastic Four Reboot: Simon Kinberg Tackling Another Big Rewrite

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fantastic fourProduction on the Fantastic Four reboot was supposed to start last month, but the film hit a snag. Tonight it has been revealed that the long gestating franchise reboot has run into another hurdle. This one may help get things back on track in the long run though. The Hollywood Reporter is…well reporting, that Simon Kinberg has been brought aboard to write and produce the project.

Kinberg will be brought on to tackle what some sources are calling a “substantial” script overhaul. In addition to the scripting duties, Kinberg will be a producer alongside his X-Men: First Class colleague Matthew Vaughn. Josh Trank is still signed on to direct the film and it is still set for a March 6, 2015 release.

Kinberg will be the fifth writer to tackle the script. Jeremy Slater, Michael Green, Seth Grahame-Smith, and T.S. Nowlin have all worked on versions of the reboot either writing it or polishing things up. Kinberg is a Fox favorite, having worked on X-Men: The Last Stand, First Class, and the upcoming Days of Future Past. There’s no casting for the film, since they don’t have a finalized script mainly, but Michael B. Jordan, Allison Williams, and Miles Teller have all been rumored for Johnny Storm, Sue, and Reed respectively. What do you think about the latest setback? Do you think Fox‘s time is running out and the rights reverting back to Marvel is on the horizon?

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Source : THR