While Twentieth Century Fox doesn’t have a big presence at the San Diego Comic-Con this year, Deadline reports that there is still news about three of their comic properties.
The site says that, as was previously rumored, Chronicle director Josh Trank is now officially set to direct the Fantastic Four reboot at the studio. They add that production would start on the film after The Wolverine and the untitled X-Men: First Class sequel wrap.
We had also heard rumors that director David Slade had dropped out of directing the new Daredevil movie and that appears to be confirmed now. “The studio has a script it likes, but has to get the film into production by fall or risk losing the property back to Marvel Studios and Disney,” says the site. Slade couldn’t make the timing work because he’s directing the “Hannibal” series pilot for NBC.
And finally, Deadline reports that Attack the Block helmer Joe Cornish is set to direct Rust for Fox. The Archaia graphic novel is described as follows:
“Rust” is a high-octane adventure set in the prairie lands of an unknown time. Life on the Taylor family farm was difficult enough before Jet Jones crashes into the barn, chased by a giant decommissioned war robot! Oldest son Roman Taylor struggles to keep his family’s small farm afloat as the area heals from a devastating world war. While the rest of his family may not trust the mysterious boy with the jetpack, Roman believes the secrets of Jet’s past may be the key to their survival.