Right on the heels of the announcement that Matthew Vaughn has come on board to produce Fox’ ‘Fantastic Four’ reboot, comes the news that Seth Grahame-Smith was hired to polish the film’s script.Originally, the script was written by Jeremy Slater, a relative unknown in the industry. Sources say that the film will take a more “grounded superhero and sci-fi approach to the heroes and will tap deep into the comics’ mythology.”
From the sounds of this, it seems that Fox is continuing to take their inspiration for their Marvel movies from comic books just like they are doing with ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past.’ Since the movie will be tapping into the ‘Fantastic Four’ mythology, does that mean fans may get to see lesser known villains like the Kree and the Skrull or will they once again be using Doctor Doom? Or might we get a better Galactus story?
All this is unknown as well as how much of a polish Grahame-Smith did to the script.
Many are familiar with Grahame-Smith’s work as he not only is the scribe of the novel and screenplay for ‘Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter,’ but he also wrote the screenplay for ‘Dark Shadows.’ Reportedly, he’s started working on the script for ‘Beetlejuice 2,’ but director Tim Burton recently stated that the project is still up in the air.
While this may not bode a lot of confidence in Grahame-Smith’s scribing abilities, the film does have Josh Trank as the director who did an excellent job in his first superhero film ‘Chronicles.’ That and the fact that Vaughn is producing should ensure a decent product.
Casting news should be dropping soon so we’ll let you know who will be playing who when it comes out. One thing we are certain about: Chris Evans won’t be blazing the screen as Johnny Storm/Human Torch as he’s now attached to a shield and a rather patriotic costume as Captain America.
So what story arc do you hope the ‘Fantastic Four’ film will be based on?
‘Fantastic Four’ is slated to be in theaters on March 6, 2015.