While DAREDEVIL reverted back to Marvel Studios ownership, FANTASTIC FOUR’s reboot is still ongoing and maintaining an official March 6th, 2015, release date. The film is being directed by CHRONICLE helmer Josh Trank, from a script by Jeremy Slater and others. FOX creative consultant and veteran comic book writer Mark Millar chatted up the reboot, promising things we’ve never seen from a superhero movie:
“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 contemporising it…I think he’s just making it work for the screen – he’s a great storyteller.
“Chronicle, if you think about it, was similar to Fantastic Four in that it was a bunch of people who were transformed into something more than human – that turned out almost his calling card to come and do something like Fantastic Four.
“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.”
How much do you believe? While the hiring of Trank was promising, the casting will have to be a helluva lot more impressive than the first go round before I start to get my hopes up.