Variety reports that 20th Century Fox has begun overhauling the “Fantastic Four” movie franchise to take the Marvel property beyond the two films already made.
Akiva Goldsman has been hired to oversee the reboot as producer. Michael Green, the co-exec producer of TV’s “Heroes” who co-wrote Green Lantern, will write the script for the new Fantastic Four film.
The 2005 Fantastic Four and 2007 sequel “Rise of the Silver Surfer” were directed by Tim Story and starred Ioan Gruffudd, Jessica Alba, Chris Evans and Michael Chiklis. Since the deals for the reboot are just getting made, it is unclear if any of them will return.
Fox controls the “Fantastic Four” movie franchise in perpetuity — as long as it continues making the films. Marvel is a producer and financial participant through a licensing agreement.