With the success of Chronicle, director Josh Trank has been on the shortlist for a wide variety of comic book films in Hollywood. Among those is the big-screen reboot of The Fantastic Four.
However, it appears that Trank’s potential involvement could be a stumbling block to 20th Century Fox getting a reboot rolling.
Trank is currently attached to direct The Red Star. Warner Bros. would like to get that movie—based on a graphic novel in which the USSR is still alive and well thanks to magic and high-tech warfare—out by 2014.
In order for that to happen, Trank would have to begin shooting next year–at the same time the Fantastic Four reboot would need to film. Otherwise the rights could revert back to Marvel if said flick isn’t also in theaters by 2014.
If Trank can’t direct, 20th Century Fox will have to scramble to find a new director or let the rights revert back to Marvel.
Let’s pray that Fox doesn’t have Uwe Boll on speed dial.