Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
100 Greatest Videos Games Of All Time
Robin Williams: The Big Interview
Empire Visits The Hobbit's VFX Team
Nick Frost:
My Movie Life

The World's End star's pick of the flicks
4Music's Size Does Matter
Introducing your new favourite app
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
New Kingsman Images Show Samuel L. Jackson
And Colin Firth deploys his umbrella for The Secret Service
Brian G. Hutton 1935 - 2014
The Where Eagles Dare director dies aged 79
David Yates Up For Fantastic Beasts
Harry Potter veteran director in talks for spin-off
White Bird In A Blizzard In A Trailer
Shailene Woodley loses Eva Green
Jeremy Lovering Prepares For The Bringing
In Fear director heads for Cecil Hotel
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
TODAY
New Kingsman Images Show Samuel L. Jackson
And Colin Firth deploys his umbrella for The Secret Service
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
Kingsman: The Secret Service
13 February 2015
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012)
Empire Star Rating
Dark Shadows (2012)
Empire Star Rating
Chronicle (2012)
Empire Star Rating
The Debt (2011)
Empire Star Rating
X-Men: First Class (2011)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Grahame-Smith Rewriting Fantastic Four
From Abe Lincoln to Reed Richards?

27 February 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

submit to reddit

Jut a few days ago, we learned that X-Men: First Class co-writer/director Matthew Vaughn was joining the Fantastic Four reboot as a producer to help Marvel-Fox overseer Mark Millar and director Josh Trank on development. Now comes word that Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter writer Seth Grahame-Smith has polished the script.

News that Grahame-Smith, who kicked off his career with genre mash novel Pride And Prejudice And Zombies (which is still stuck in movie development hell) and parlayed that into adapting the revisionist Abe Lincoln tale and working on Dark Shadows for Tim Burton, has signed on may be welcomed less warmly than that of Vaughn, particularly as the eventual Vampire Hunter film didn’t exactly turn out well. Still, let's hope that his clear love of genre cinema translates into a great script this time.

The Hollywood Reporter is also hearing that the film will be taking a more grounded approach to Mr Fantastic, Invisible Girl, the Human Torch and the Thing. Whether that also means darker and edgier is anyone’s guess at this point, but we doubt they’ll push too far in that direction, as the Fantastic Four have always been a more light-hearted superhero team.

There’s still no word on casting, but this is clearly a priority for Fox (and not just so that it can retain the rights to the characters). So what do you think? Is it possible to be grounded when one of you stretches like rubber, another is made out of rock and a third bursts into flame regularly? Let us know below.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Niels Arden Oplev Reviving Flatliners
Dragon Tattoo director gets remake gig
David Goyer Enters The Breach
Update: He's now set to direct as well as produce

Your Comments

Comedy Four?
Why do cretins like Empire keep going on about F.F being "light hearted"etc? What rubbish! The early FF is full of angst and danger and threat of world staggering proportions. The director of the first two was an imbecile who couldn't direct his way out of a wet paper bag. He reduced Galactus (possibly the most iconic villain in all comic books) to a cloud for God's sake. What a moron. The films were cheap looking, had unimaginative effects and completely wasted the Silver Surfer, spoi More

Posted by ericcoyle at 13:04 on 27 February 2013 | Report This Post

Nooooo.
No Seth, don't bother with this. Crack on with Beetlejuice 2! More

Posted by tallaght24 at 07:17 on 27 February 2013 | Report This Post

Just a polish
Eh, if you actually read the HR article it's just a polish not a rewrite. So, FF won't suck. No real story here. If he was rewriting it, then I'd be worried. More

Posted by Blergy at 06:19 on 27 February 2013 | Report This Post

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Exclusive: Luc Besson Talks Lucy
'There is no bullshit with Scarlett Johansson'

Video: Daniel Radcliffe Talks What If...
On Gordon Ramsay, swearing and date movies

The 24 Best Film-Related Ice Bucket Challenges
The viral craze that won’t quit takes in some of Hollywood’s finest

Who Shot First? The Complete List Of Star Wars Changes
An exhaustive chronology of George Lucas' post-release tinkering

Gamescom 2014: The 10 Most Exciting Games
Zombies! Guns! Tombs! Sheep! Watch the trailers right here...

Who Is Mack Bolan? Your Guide To Cinema's New Action Man
As Bradley Cooper lines up to star as the hero, here's your handy guide to his story so far

Film Studies 101: A Film Buff's Guide To Movie Movements
Everything you need to know about cinema's key groups

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 6 Issues Of Empire For Only £15!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 6 issues of Empire for just £15!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)