Marco Beltrami has signed on to score the upcoming reboot of The Fantastic Four. The film is directed by Josh Trank (Chronicle) and stars Miles Teller as Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic, Kate Mara as Susan Storm/Invisible Woman, Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm/Human Torch and Jamie Bell as Ben Grimm/The Thing. Toby Kebbell will be portraying Victor Domashev/Doom. Reg E. Cathey and Tim Blake Nelson are also co-starring. The movie based on the Marvel Comics series centers on four young outsiders who teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe, which alters their physical form in shocking ways and who must learn to harness their daunting new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy. Simon Kinberg (X-Men: First Class & Days of Future Past, Sherlock Holmes) and Jeremy Slater have written the screenplay. Kinberg is also producing the project with Matthew Vaughn (Kick-Ass, Layer Cake) and Gregory Goodman (X-Men: First Class, The Day the Earth Stood Still). The Fantastic Four is set to be released on August 7, 2015 by 20th Century Fox.
Beltrami’s upcoming projects also include True Story, Seventh Son, The Coup, Hitman: Agent 47 and The Gunman, as well as the second season of AMC’s Turn. The composer is also reuniting with Alex Proyas on the fantasy adventure Gods of Egypt. The film starring Brenton Thwaites, Gerard Butler, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Courtney Eaton and Geoffrey Rush follows a young thief who enlists the help of the ancient gods to bring his beloved back to life. Proyas is also producing the project with Basil Iwanyk (The Town, Clash of the Titans). Beltrami has previously collaborated with the director on I, Robot and Knowing. Gods of Egypt is set to be released on February 12, 2016 by Summit Entertainment/Lionsgate.