X-Men screenwriter to rewrite Fantastic Four reboot

Simon Kinberg tapped to revamp the script

Fox's upcoming reboot of The Fantastic Four looks set for something of an overhaul, with Heat Vision reporting that X-Men: Days Of Future Pastscreenwriter Simon Kinberg is set to rewrite the script.

The screenplay has already received several coats of paint, with Seth Grahame-Smith having been brought on board to do a polish on Jeremy Slater's first draft, while as many as two more writers have contributed at one time or another.

The report also claims that Fox is bringing Kinberg on board to perform "significant" surgery on the script, suggesting that the studio isn't happy with the direction the project is taking.

Josh Trank remains in the hotseat to direct, but no major cast members have been announced, despite long-standing rumours linking the likes of Michael B. Jordan and Allison Williams to the project.

Fox currently has The Fantastic Four pencilled in for a US release date of 6 March 2015, although don't be surprised to see that pushed back should Kinberg have to perform a full rewrite...

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    • ilikescifi

      Oct 2nd 2013, 13:42

      Maybe they will get it right this time

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    • Murphstar5

      Oct 2nd 2013, 17:40

      Who do they have in mind to play the Fantastic 4?

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    • Murphstar5

      Oct 2nd 2013, 17:41

      Also, who will be the villain? Doctor Doom, Mole Man or the Frightful Four?

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    • ilikescifi

      Oct 3rd 2013, 6:09

      Murphstar5 MichaelB Jordan has been cast as Johnny Storm, don't know of any others. It would be good to have a new villain, we already had 2 Dr Doom FF movies. Unless they can reimagine him; The smarmy playboy villain McMahon played wore pretty thin. In some of the comics Sue developed a kind of telekinesis, she was very sensitive, i would like to see that explored in the movies. Get Summer Glau already!

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    • Ali1748

      Oct 3rd 2013, 20:46

      I hope the reboot falls through, those casting rumors are just awful.

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