Earlier today, an alleged story line for 20th Century Fox's Fantastic Four reboot surfaced, which offers a significantly altered origin story for Mr. Fantastic and The Thing.

"Two friends (who end up being Mr. Fantastic and The Thing), starts with them being really young. An event happens at 16 that changes them, instead of being superheroes, they are basically owned by the government and used as weapons."

Not long after, screenwriter Jeremy Slater, who signed on to write the script in July, offered the following, brief denial on his Twitter page.

No official story details have been released as of yet. Josh Trank (Chronicle) is directing, with Seth Grahame-Smith signing on in February to provide a re-write of Jeremy Slater's script. No production schedule has been released at this time.