Given how much I enjoyed director Josh Trank’s Chronicle, I am eager to see what he does for Twentieth Century Fox’s Fantastic Four franchise. We know that he is rebooting the series, which is a good thing as the previous two films stumbled on a number of points.
Currently, Trask is working on a screenplay with writer Jeremy Slater and while we don’t know any of the details of the plot, comic book writer Mark Millar, whom Fox has hired to provide some creative consultancy and oversight to their superhero properties, states in a new interview with SciFi Now that Trask has some spectacular things shaping up to be something unique.
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.
Normally, I would be prone to dismiss this as the usual Millar brand braggadocio, I found Chronicle a rather fresh take on both the found footage genre and superhero origins stories. I have a feeling that Trank can deliver again. We’ll find out when the Fantastic Four reboot hits screens on March 6, 2015.