Trank showed his skills in the director’s chair with the innovative found-footage movie Chronicle, which balanced small town pissing-about with city-destroying insanity. Whilst I found that the ending of Chronicle was a little too bombastic to sit right with its normal people with superpowers mentality, that kind of flair for an action sequence will work perfectly when brought to a property like Fantastic 4.
The 2005 big screen outing for the characters was utterly eviscerated by critics, but it became a box office success and spawned a sequel in 2007. When critics again piled onto it, this film failed to justify a third entry in the series and that incarnation of the team was pretty much dead.
With the rights set to revert back to Marvel in 2015, it was almost a given that the franchise would get a reboot and it seems Fox are keen to get moving as soon as possible, positioning the movie just after the Wolverine sequel and Matthew Vaughn’s follow-up to X-Men: First Class.
It can only be better than the last one, right?