Seth Grahame-Smith to Re-Write 'Fantastic Four' ... and Zombies!

Seth Grahame-Smith

Seth Grahame-Smith, the novelist behind such gems as Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and the screenwriter for Dark Shadows and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, has been hired Fox to re-write Jeremy Slater's script for the Fantastic Four reboot, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Sources say the reboot will be more grounded than the previous movies and will tap deeper into the comic's mythology.

Since Dark Shadows and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter are such big hits, Seth Grahame-Smith is a great hire. Wait, they're not.

Both of those movies were critical and box office disappointments, but we can't attribute those movies' failure directly, and solely, to Grahame-Smith.

On the bright side, Grahame-Smith is just re-writing someone else's work and not adapting his own material. With Matthew Vaughn as one of the producers and Josh Trank directing, the Fantastic Four reboot will probably turn out okay. As long as they don't go crazy with the budget and make a movie that cost over $120 million, we may even see a sequel.

Grahame-Smith is also attached to write the screenplay for Beetlejuice 2, which probably won't be made.

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