The Kidd here...
Fresh off the news that Josh Trank has officially been giving the job of rebooting the FANTASTIC FOUR reboot for 20th Century Fox, Jeremy Slater has now been handed the task of writing the script that helps us forget Tim Story's vision for Mr. Fantastic, the Invisible Woman, the Human Torch and the Thing.
The Hollywood Reporter reports that Slater, off the strength of his spec script TAPE 4 about the mythology of H.P. Lovecraft, which Lionsgate picked up, and the teen spy comedy MY SPY, which Jake Kasdan is now lined up to direct over at Universal, managed to land the tough job of making the Fantastic Four relevant again.
Perhaps a new writer is exactly what this project needs, especially if he's got a passion for the characters and the material. Recycling the same old hacks is really no way to reboot a franchise that's in need of a really fresh start. I'll be most curious to see if the origin story of the Four is told once again... we don't need it every time there's a restart, but, with so many people who checked out here after FANTASTIC FOUR, a new take on it may serve the reboot well.
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