'Chronicle' director Trank rolling toward 'Fantastic Four' reboot
EXCLUSIVE: In a major sign of confidence in his upcoming supervillain pic CHRONICLE, helmer Josh Trank has emerged as the frontrunner to direct 20th Century Fox’s reboot of Marvel’s FANTASTIC FOUR franchise, Variety's Jeff Sneider and Rachel Abrams report. Trank has had several meetings regarding the project, but with his debut feature still three weeks away, insiders tell SHOWBLITZ that Fox is expected to wait to see how CHRONICLE opens over Super Bowl weekend before extending an official offer. That said, Fox is high on CHRONICLE, and would like to keep Trank in business with the studio. Internally, studio execs expect Trank to land the coveted helming gig.