The Josh Trank (Chronicle) directed reboot of the Fantastic Four is not due out until 6th March 2015. The fact Trank is involved has made me excited to see Marvel’s First Family back on the big screen. Comic book writer Mark Millar has been praising the director and the plans for the film.
Millar was hired by 20th Century Fox as creative consultant to make sure their comic book properties tie together.
While talking to SciFiNow Millar spoke about the plans for the new Fantastic Four.
“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 contemporarising it,” said Millar. “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.”
That all sounds incredible, but there is still a while to go until we see the film on the big screen. Chronicle was an excellent film and Trank did superb work with a low budget. If he can bring the sense of wonder and exploration that is essential to the Fantastic Four then I cannot wait. Just a shame it won’t be with Marvel Studios.
How do you feel about the Fantastic Four reboot? Who would you like to see play the different roles and who should be the big bad?
Art work by Terry Dodson from Fantastic Four #4