Ever since Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four reboot was announced, there was a theory going around that they’re just repurposing the Chronicle 2 script to fit with the Marvel property in a quick cash-grab to retain the film rights. The leaked synopsis (that Fox made copyright claims on) sounded exactly like Chronicle 2. Trank denied the synopsis was real, but when Fox threatens to sue your website based on a copyright claim on the text, it kind of makes people think it was real.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Fox begins a thread that will cause panic among fanboys until the movie is released:
Will the Fantastic Four reboot have any of the same found-footage feel that Chronicle did?
It’s Josh, so it can’t not have that feel. That’s his talent, that’s what he does, and that’s what excites him about it. It is a really interesting young cast [Michael B. Jordan, Miles Teller, Kate Mara and Jamie Bell], and he is the magnet that’s brought them all together.
I just hope Trank gets off this found footage kick before he makes his Star Wars movie. That style just doesn’t fit Star Wars at all…