...the studio has released the first trailer and teaser one-sheet for The Fantastic Four, which stars the incredibly underrated Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm, Kate Mara as Sue Storm, Miles Teller as Reed Richards and Jamie Bell as Ben Grimm.
Personally, I loved the trailer as it looks straight out of Marvel’s “Ultimate Fantastic Four” comic series. The sets were gorgeous, and the costume designs didn’t look cheesy at all. Mostly, I just love the inspired cast, which is sure to carry the film on their backs. I think the biggest fear I have is that, since it’s similar to the “Ultimate” comic, does this mean the finale is the same? The initial Dr. Doom battle comes off a little flaccid in the books, so hopefully director Josh Trank made some changes with the feature film adaptation.
In theaters August 7, 2015, “The Fantastic Four, a contemporary re-imagining of Marvel’s original and longest-running superhero team, centers on four young outsiders who teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe, which alters their physical form in shocking ways. Their lives irrevocably upended, the team must learn to harness their new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy.“ (Bloody Disgusting)
Durchaus stimmig, der Teaser. Nach drei grottigen "FF"-Filmen wird das hier zwar sicher kein Meisterwerk - aber zumindest endlich mal ein anständiger Film. Die Besetzung passt, der Regisseur auch. Kann kommen.
Collider got an exclusive interview with director Josh Trank and producer/screenwriter Simon Kinberg where they opened up about the film, answered some important questions, and put a lot of rumors to rest. During the interview, Trank and Kinberg revealed few great bits of information about the project, there are no spoilers and no specific plot points - a refreshing change if you ask me.
Here are a the highlights:
- Trank says they "consciously decided to not release anything official" until now.
- In terms of story, Trank said, "This is a modern telling of how these four iconic characters came together and came to be."
- The film is heavily influenced by David Cronenberg, SCANNERS, and THE FLY as they were big influences on the look of the film.
- The film is an origin story and there are influences of what Stan Lee and Jack Kirby were doing in the 60’s all the way up into the present day.
- Renowned composer and three-time Best Original Score Oscar nominee Philip Glass (KUNDUN, THE HOURS, and NOTES ON A SCANDAL) is scoring the movie with Marco Beltrami.
- The film recently did a few days of additional photography and it was to film some bits and pieces. The original shoot was seventy-two days and they were on-schedule and on-budget.
- Trank’s first cut of the film was around 2 hours and 10 minutes. He said the final film will probably be between 2 hours and 2 hours and 20 minutes.