28 Feb – After refusing the role of director for the upcoming "Star Wars" film, it seems that Matthew Vaughn has done so to be able to take on a different project, which is to produced the upcoming "Fantastic Four" reboot.
Earlier, it was reported that Josh Trank ("Chronicle") has been set to direct the reboot for 20th Century Fox.
Also confirmed to for the project is Seth Grahame-Smith, who previously wrote the script for "Dark Shadows" and "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter". He also wrote the book "Pride And Prejudice And Zombies", which he is also signed on to adapt into a film. Grahame-Smith's role is to polish up the script, and judging by all the big guns they have brought onboard, the Marvel superhero-based project is priority for the studio.
Meanwhile, Matthew Vaughn not only has producing and directing chops from the successful "Kick-Ass" movie, but he also directed "X Men: First Class" starring Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy and Oscar-Winner Jennifer Lawrence.
"Fantastic Four" starred Ioan Gruffudd as Reed Richards, Jessica Alba as Sue Storm, Chris Evans as Johnny Storm and Michael Chiklis as Ben Grimm a.k.a. The Thing back in 2007. The reboot was announced in the middle of last year, but has still yet to confirm plans until now.
It is aiming a release in 2015.