Fox Hires FANTASTIC FOUR Reboot Writer

Quickly following on the heels of bringing aboard Josh Trank as the director of their planned reboot of their Fantastic Four comic book adaption franchise, 20th Century Fox has hired a writer for the film – Jeremy Slater.

Although he has no produced credits to his name yet, Slater landed on the 2007 Black List with Score, which, according to its logline, was about “Two guys and a girl go looking for pot and make a wrong turn that leaves them surrounded by violence.” He has also the script Tape 4, which reportedly has some Lovecraft influence in it, in development at Lionsgate and My Spy a teen spy comedy with director Jake Kasdan attached at Universal.

While the two Fantastic Four films that Fox released in 2005 and 2007 did fairly well at the box office, I was not too enamored with them. They didn’t seem to strike the right tone for me. It should be interesting to see what Slater and Trank bring to the table.

Via Hollywood Reporter.

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