UPDATE: Report: The FANTASTIC FOUR Reboot Is In GIGANTIC Trouble
Here’s a Friday afternoon shocker- a new report claims that Fox may be starting from scratch on their Fantastic Four reboot. Fans have been less than pleased with all the news and rumors, but I think this news will come as a surprise to everyone. Bleeding Cool is reporting the news that will undoubtedly cause shock waves in the next few hours.
The site reports that Fox is looking to dump director Josh Trank, the screenplay, and the entire cast of the long-gestating project. The film is about to begin filming within the next few months, so if this is true it’s a nearly unprecedented event for such a high profile movie. The only other film that comes close in the comic book movie genre is Justice League: Mortal, which shut down a few weeks before filming. I’ll let Bleeding Cool speak for themselves:
I’ve learnt from a rather well-connected source that, as the title says, Fox has dumped Fantastic Four director Josh Trank and the script by Simon Kinberg and are actively looking for replacements. Six months before they are due to shoot, for 2015 release.
Apparently there are some casting issues from the studio as well. With such a claim as this, we can most likely expect some sort of followup in the coming hours or maybe even days (considering it’s Friday and all). But if this is true, you have to wonder if Fox had some doubts to begin with and then agreed with the fan response or if something else is going on. We’ll have to wait and see if Michael B. Jordan, Miles Teller, Kate Mara, and Jamie Bell are out of a job before it’s even official. What do you think about this news? Do you hope it’s true or were you starting to come around to the reboot?
Update: The shock waves are already being felt. Collider, /Film, and Variety have reached out to sources and Fox reps who have denied the rumors. Whether those denials are true or false remains to be seen, but this definitely adds to the mystery. Hopefully we’ll hear something official, or Josh Trank will reactivate his Twitter account, soon.
I can say with 100% certainty the FANTASTIC FOUR rumor is NOT true. via very trustworthy studio sources
— Steven Weintraub (@colliderfrosty) March 14, 2014
Yeah that rumor…not true. Everyone can chill
— Justin Kroll (@krolljvar) March 14, 2014
Heard back from two studio sources who claim the Fantastic Four rumor is not true. Take that for whatever its worth.
— Peter Sciretta (@slashfilm) March 14, 2014
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Source : BleedingCool