Slowly but surely, Fox’s reboot of the first family of comics, Fantastic Four, is coming together. What we know right now is that Josh Trank, the man behind the surprisingly good Chronicle was tapped to helm the reboot and that the film will hit theaters in March of 2015. That’s still a ways away, so don’t expect too much news on casting for a while.
Today, Mark Millar, who was hired by Fox to oversee their comic book films from here on out, talked with SciFiNow and gave us a bit more info on the tone of the film and if Millar isn’t blowing smoke up our skirts, we could be in for a treat.
“From what I’ve seen and from talking to him – he and I have had dinner a couple of times and we talk quite regularly as well – he’s contemporizing it. I think he’s just making it work for the screen – he’s a great storyteller.”
If you saw Chronicle, then you know that Trank took a comic book-style concept and put a darker spin on the idea. I don’t want to say that is what he is doing here, but it will definitely have a different feel to it than Tim Story’s previous films. As for the tone of the reboot, we could be in for something spectacular.
“What I wasn’t expecting actually was just how funny and likeable he could make this as well as getting the more awesome moments on screen – I use awesome in the traditional British sense and not the California sense awesome, you know? The Ridley Scott moments, and the Fantastic Four really are jaw-dropping in the same way you feel when you saw Alien for the first time. There’s some moments in this – not to be specific – that are actually gonna be phenomenal on screen and stuff you haven’t seen in a superhero movie before.”
Again, if Millar is speaking the truth here, then the Fantastic Four reboot could be pretty cool. Trank is a capable director and I think he was a good choice for the franchise. However, if you look back at the hype Green Lantern received by the cast and crew, then Millar’s comments may strike you as familiar. Obviously, only time will tell here.
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Source : SciFiNow