Not so "Fantastic Four" News

I looked forward to talking to Director Peyton Reed in the near future, if only to hear from him how the status of “The Fantastic Four” movie is going. But my questions’ been answered, with news today, that Reed [“Down with Love”] has left the project. According to Aint it Cool News, Avi Arad has confirmed that Peyton has indeed left the project. “At the moment, the film is still very much on track for a Holiday 2004 release date. They’re putting finishing touches on the screenplay and apparently 20 some odd directors have expressed interest in giving it a shot.”