Now that he has been declared the Grand Poobah of Marvel Comic properties for FOX Studios, its high time they put Mark Millar to work, right? Job number one, convince fans to come back to theaters to see the Fantastic Four after two very dismal outings. Man, don’t you hate it when your new job starts to suck right-away?
Set to hit theaters March 6th 2015, the fully rebooted Fantastic Four will be directed by Josh Trank, the dude that brought us that vaguely entertaining superhero found footage movie Chronicle. What can we expect from Trank in this all new, all diffrent FF movie? Millar gives us a little taste:
“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 likable 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.”
Whoa, are we talking Blade Runner Ridley Scott or the more recent Prometheus version? If it’s the latter then I look forward to a possibly great movie flushing itself in the third act.
I will say this, I am intrigued by the possibility of what Trank may bring (the other two FF movies burnt me bad, so I am cautiously optimistic on this one.) I did enjoy Chronicle when I saw it, but me expectations were pretty low. When you are making a movie about Marvels first family of superheroes, well lets say that comes with some pretty high expectations.
Trank, Millar, and FOX have their work cut out for them.