Man Who Made Lincoln Fight Vampires Has Similarly Improved 'Fantastic Four'

February 27, 2013


With Fox in desperate need to start production on their Fantastic Four reboot before the rights revert to Marvel, the studio has turned to an expert in throwing shit together to help them out in their task.

The Hollywood Reporter brings news that Seth Grahame-Smith has done some "polish" work on the superhero film, fixing up a script written by Jeremy Slater. Before this, the author and screenwriter last year wrote Dark Shadows and the equally poorly-received Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, the latter stemming from his own novel fusing presidency and hitting vampires with axes. He also wrote the book Pride & Prejudice & Zombies, which has been in development hell for years, and this isn't his first shot at a Marvel property: he's previously written for the company, once again, yeah, tossing some undead stuff in with some pre-established characters, this time for the comic Marvel Zombies Return.

Nonetheless, according to THR, we should not expect such undeadery with Fantastic Four, as they assure us, "the new reboot is taking a grounded superhero and sci-fi approach." But don't be entirely surprised if, instead of being made of rocky segments, now The Thing is composed of small mummies.

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