Josh Trank has reportedly emerged as the frontrunner to direct Fox's Fantastic Four reboot.
The Chronicle helmer is in negotiations with the studio about bringing the Marvel Comics property back to the big screen, according to Variety.
Fox has previously released two Fantastic Four movies, directed by Tim Story. Chris Evans, Jessica Alba, Ioan Gruffudd and Michael Chiklis starred in the lead roles.
The studio will only maintain the film rights to the franchise if it continues making movies based on it, so the reboot has been under negotiation for some time. Bruce Willis was thought to be in contention to play the Thing at one point.
Chronicle is a found-footage movie based on a script by Max Landis, in which three teens gain powers from a mysterious substance.
The film will be released on February 3 in the US and March 2 in the UK.
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