Fantastic Four bags new screenwriter

Follows appointment of Matthew Vaughn as producer

There’s been plenty of movement on Josh Trank’s forthcoming reboot of Fantastic Four over the last few days, with Matthew Vaughn confirmed as producer and now Seth Grahame-Smith coming on board to do a script treatment.
The project’s existing script was written by Jeremy Slater, but Grahame-Smith (who wrote the script for Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter) has now been approached to give it a bit of a polish.
It’s not the film’s only high-profile appointment of the week, with Mark Millar confirming that Matthew Vaughn will come on board in a production capacity.
“Just off the phone with Fox and some excellent news," Millar posted on Twitter. "Matthew Vaughn is producing Josh Trank's Fantastic Four reboot.”
We’re still waiting on casting news at this stage, but it looks as though the pieces are beginning to fall into place on this one. Fantastic Four will open in the US on 6 March 2015. 

What are you hoping to see from the reboot? Tell us, below! 


    • ilikescifi

      Feb 27th 2013, 11:39

      i preferred Chris Evans as Human Torch, but he can never be

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    • 2Dglasses

      Feb 27th 2013, 12:25

      i preferred it when 10 year old films werent remade. And if anyone says its going to be a 'gritty, realistic' portrayal of 4 people who get superpowers through space magic, i'm sending hate mail.

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    • FBALeal

      Feb 27th 2013, 12:41

      Come on dude, Fantastic Four needs to be remade. Or rather, it needs to be made properly. It's going to be a gritty, realistic portrayal of four people who get superpowers through space magic.

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    • Hadouken76

      Feb 27th 2013, 13:19

      Grahame-Smith is actually a poor writer. His 'lol what if...!' ideas are better than his execution, as AL:VH proved. Doesn't bode well.

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    • FBALeal

      Feb 27th 2013, 13:31

      What the hell is AL: VH??

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    • mattburgess

      Feb 27th 2013, 13:59

      Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Humper

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    • SiMan

      Feb 27th 2013, 14:25

      I was just about to start 'Googling' AL:VH too......but with regards to FF, i don't see they need to do an origins story again. Just reboot it in terms of cast and have a quick 'refresher' at the beginning (maybe have some people visiting the Baxter Building and there's a little video giving their backstory) - then all you need is a decent story (Negative Zone or Atlantis), make it more of an Adventure-type film, and have dialogue written by someone like Aaron Sorkin to make it more zippy/quickfire, as i'd imagine 'intelligent' people like Reed Richards would talk like.

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    • BasedBishop

      Feb 27th 2013, 17:41

      I'm not a massive fan of reboots but this is much needed. The two Tim Story films were terrible and the FF deserve a quality film. Whether we'll get that obviously remains to be seen, but I want them to at least try. And, from their standpoint, they need to make this film otherwise the rights revert back to Marvel (which would be a good thing, in my opinion).

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    • andyhames

      Feb 27th 2013, 17:54

      Not ANOTHER reboot comic book caper, for the love of god Hollywood find somthing original!!!!!!!! enough with the reboots of reboots hit parade.

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    • Hadouken76

      Feb 27th 2013, 18:33

      @Andy Hames... have you seen Cracked dot coms "The inevitable crisis facing movie reboots"? It is hilarious and sums up Hollywood mentality perfectly.

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    • Ali1748

      Feb 27th 2013, 20:05

      I don't get Mathew Vaughn, he leaves X-Men: days of Future Past to become a producer for this and direct some obscure graphic novel.

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    • liamio2802

      Feb 27th 2013, 23:46

      What the hell is FF??

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    • FBJRider

      Feb 28th 2013, 12:03

      I don't know why anyone has a problem with rebooting FF, I know it wasn't long since the originals but they were awful yet the FF deserves a good film. If a series becomes stale or is never good in the first place then it's fine to reboot like with Batman, Superman and Spider-man.

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