Peyton Reed exits THE FANTASTIC FOUR

Creative differences split the crew...

The Fantastic Four: According to The Hollywood Reporter, Peyton Reed, the man that was to sit in the director's chair for the comic adaptation has stepped out of the project:

Helmer Peyton Reed has fallen out of 20th Century Fox's big-screen comic book adaptation of "Fantastic Four." Reed and Fox, who recently teamed on the Renee Zellweger-Ewan McGregor romantic comedy "Down With Love," are parting ways over "creative differences," according to a studio spokesperson. Reed signed on to develop and direct the project more than two years ago. Despite having no director, Fox is still sticking to a December 2004 release date for the tentpole project, the studio confirmed. Fox executives and the producers, which include Marvel Studios and 1492 Pictures, have a shortlist of directors who are under active consideration, sources said.

Fantastic Four was released July 8th, 2005 and stars Ioan Gruffudd, Jessica Alba, Chris Evans, Michael Chiklis, Julian McMahon, Hamish Linklater, Kerry Washington, Laurie Holden. The film is directed by Tim Story.

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