Matthew Vaughn, best known as Director of X-Men: First Class, will be lending his talents to the upcoming reboot of Fantastic Four–helmed by Josh Trank: Director of superpowered teen sleeper hit Chronicle. The news comes to us from FOX’s Marvel consultant Mark Millar via Twitter:
Just off the phone with Fox and some excellent news — Matthew Vaughn is producing Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four reboot!
The F4 franchise proved one of Marvel’s relatively few cinematic flops (though still superior to Electra), and there is much hope in both the comics and film communities that the caliber of talent being assembled for this reboot will redeem the super team’s on-screen reputation.
No credible information is available as of yet concerning the reboot’s release date, cast or plot details–further updates to follow.