So Josh Trank is just re-doing Chronicle with a Fantastic Four theme.
...I'm okay with that. It'lbe a shitty ass F4 movie, but through a non-fanboy perspective it could be-
wait, why am I defending this? I loved Chronicle but no, no I don't want this at all. Fuck.
>Fantastic Four to have six members
The studio says six is a more realistic number than four. How do four people save the Earth all by themselves? You need at least two more people to do that.
Plus, The Avengers had six members, and it was a very successful movie, so of course six is the magic number.
>Fantastic Four to not be called "Fantastic Four" because that is a faggy, unrealistic name for a team.
The studio is ditching the word "Fantastic" and looking at more edgy adjectives like "Vengeful," "Deathseeking," "Lustful," and "Edgy."
The working title of the film, which may inevitably be used, is simply "Four."
Making Chronicle 2 would do nothing for Fox to retain the film rights to F4, Anon.
>Fantastic Four director calls film "classic horror movie"
Josh Trank has stated that his take on the classic Marvel Comics characters will take the franchise in a horror direction.
"Essentially what the core of [the Fantastic Four] is, it's nothing if not the archetypical horror story... You have four characters transformed into something less than human, a family of monsters, like "The Hills Have Eyes," and many of their villains are also horror characters, like the Lovecraftian abomination Galactus, or the Mole Man, who is very much in the vein of the Gothic outsider, like Frankenstein or Dracula."
Trank has insisted that in his movie, however, what will set it apart from other horror films is that "the black guy won't die first, but probably second."
I just... I don't undersand, why-
Oh. Oh it all makes sense now. Fox WANTS this movie to suck. Fox WANTS this to crash and burn and ruin the chance for future Fantastic Four properties when they inevitably lose the rights.
This is what they're doing now.
Chronicle was CHEAP
And dammit, they can do better than that.
Even for a tentpole I see this being under $100mil in production, if that.
They went to a cheap guy, with a cheap idea, for a cheap movie, to put a cheap movie out in wild for the sheep, to retain a document with words on it saying they're entitled to a set of things.
And everything will be fixed in post-production. CGI add-ons, all that shit.
And The F4 continue to rot
Tim Story talking about why he turned Galactus into a cloud and how today, it could be more manageable, basically because of Marvel
>I think to a certain degree, we shied away from it because of that. But, I think in today’s world now, especially with them looking to do things like Ultron.
FOX a shit.
This thing is being mismanaged from the get-go.
Yep, you got it.
They know is a piece of shit, but they want to keep the rights so they are going to make it as cheap as possible.
And sadly, given how cheap is going to be, it most likely will turn a considerable profit thanks to brand recognition.
>Fantastic Four's Mr. Fantastic Gives Details on Costumes
"The costumes are an interesting spin on the basic idea from the comics. True to the material, but fresh... a modern take on it. My suit is mostly CGI, so I'm not even totally sure what it looks like yet. But, I do have a basic idea. Being a character whose body is malleable, like, you know, Play-Doh, Reed's armor sort of has to protect his delicate body from harm. Michael's suit, I'm glad I'm not in his position [laughs]... it's a wonderful suit,
and fans will love how true to the comics it is when they see it... the thing takes two, two-and-a-half hours to get in and out of. You know, John's power is becoming-- in the comics, they call him the Human Flame-- he's made out of fire. So, obviously, he needs some sort of containment suit for that in order to protect those around him from the fire. In the old comics, he could just sort of fly around naked, this orange fire guy in the sky [laughs], but this is a more modern, realistic take on it, based on the more mature comics from the modern age. Same thing with Kate's costume-- being a floating bodysuit isn't a big help when your powers are turning invisible, so Kate's uniform obviously can't use a lot of material. What's more interesting is her costume when she's not on the field, trying to pass as a normal person. Light just passes through her, so you see how Susan has to try to conceal her invisibility with clothes and makeup-- like Kevin Bacon in 'Hollow Man.' It gives her an eerie appearance. It's quite cool.
I keep on using that word-- saying 'costume,' but that's not really what these are at all, in the narrative of the film. We're not, like, wearing bat ears or, you know, a big red cape and letters of the alphabet on our chests. This is different. These are more like practical uniforms-- we're not playing superheroes at all, we're not Thor or Captain America. Finding our way to that eventually, yes, but not there yet."
Its been pretty obvious Fox isnt going to reboot F4
Now with this news its confirmed, this movie is just another Trank movie, and they are calling its production Fantastic Four reboot to try and trick Marvel into buuying the rights
Fox will confirm this and lose the rights in September when the contract ends
DOFP wasn't good, it was just better than some the previous post-trilogy X-films.
I don't see how anyone can look at the words "found footage" and not instantly think "oh my god this movie is going to blow"
It this were true, it would be actually clever
Since, that's how the FF started. In 1961, DC was the publisher of Marvel comics,and they had the monopoly on superhero comics. Marvel was mostly known for monster and horror comics. So, they basically do another monster/horror story... which changed into superheroes only with issue #3.
...But I doubt Fox knows anything about that.
Different team, different actors, different shit. Bad shit? Who knows, and at this point, who cares.
It's not like Marvel needs the characters by any means and no one gives a shit about the FF anymore, sadly.
The superhero genre is healthier than ever thanks to Marvel and to an extent, Nolan. That's why blantantly flawed movies (Man of Steel, Iron Man 3) make more money than even better ones from the past days. It's awesome and sad at the same time.
Yes. Confirmed. Look for it.
Name or brand? I can see that shit working for Batman, Superman, and to an extent: Iron Man (yes, he's acknoledged and people were aware of his existence, kinda like Wonder Woman but nearly as iconic). Captain America used to be Captain Lame, and Thor was even worse.
Yea "black man won't die first, but second" Don't they have something that Ben is only alive because Sue keeps a force field around his heart to keep his rock body from crushing it
>Reed and Ben are childhood friends.
>Reed is recruited to a think tank funded by the United States military at Baxter Building, supervised by Dr. Franklin Storm. There, he meets Sue and Johnny, Franklin's adoptive children, and Victor Von Doom, an illegal immigrant from war-torn Latveria.
>Franklin is studying the N-Zone, the "conective tissue" of the Universe, and believes rhythmic pulses they've detected through its frequency are actually messages from an extraterrestrial intelligence. Reed and Victor, astrophysics experts, are needed to create a portal large enough they can send a message back.
>Victor believes the N-Zone can bend time and plans to use the experiment to travel back in time and save his mother, murdered by soldiers. Reed warns him his calculations are imprecise, but Victor ignores him, and decides to move forward with his plan.
>The experiment goes awry and Reed, Sue, Johnny, Ben and Victor are caught in a "warp radius" that reshapes their DNA, giving them superpowers. They are locked up, and the think thank's superior officer, General Sloan, appropiates of Victor's notes to weaponize the N-Zone.
>While the five learn how to control their powers and develop interpersonal relationships, strange anomalies hit New York City. The pulses get stronger, and Reed finds out Victor accidentally created a ripple in the space-time continuum, through which the extraterrestrial intelligence reaches the planet.
>General Sloan attempts to establish first contact with the lifeform, while Reed finds out the pulses are actually a warning message. The intelligence is Annihilus, a biotechnological sentient weapon that destroys entire Universes.
>Turning Fantastic Four into a B Grade monster flick where they all die from their mutations.
Marvel did that comic, what was the name. Hulk turned into a giant tumor and exploded IIRC
>Annihilus launches its attack against New York City and the world, and Reed, Sue, Johnny, Ben and Victor use their powers to aid the military in stopping the creature. To accomplish that, they need to mend the ripple, disable an intelligent virus that has infected their computers through the pulses, beat Annihilus' drones and prevent it from launching a biological attack.
>They succeed, and Annihilus is driven back to the N-Zone. Victor finds out General Sloan has weaponized his research and kills him before seemingly dying in an explosion. Out of respect for him, Reed destroys the machine and the research, and announces that the Baxter Building will be self-reliant from then on, cutting ties with the military.
>Reed, Sue, Johnny and Ben officially become the Fantastic Four. Reed and Sue are attracted to one another and have some banter, but there's also some hints of attraction between Sue and Ben.
>In an after-credits scene, Victor, still alive, returns to Latveria, kills the soldiers who murdered his mother and begins to rally the oppressed peasants to an uprising.
>Reed's parents don't care about him. He decides not to go to college and instead gets a job at an assembly line with Ben, where he comes up with inventions to maximize productivity that attract the attention of the Baxter Building's scouts.
>Ben also works on the assembly line, but is nearly embarking on the same life of crime that resulted in his brother's death.
>Reed butts heads with General Sloan from the get-go, because he wants his inventions to help people, not hurt them by being used as weapons. Sue tells him that's what she wants as well, that the Baxter Building provides an unique opportunity to make their visions come true, and they can't be held back by fear. After she's done, Ben quips to Reed: "In love with her yet? I know I am."
>The accident is pretty painful for them all. For the first few weeks, Reed can't give his body consistency and is spends the entire time on the floor, trying to assemble himself; Sue often makes parts of herself or layers of her body invisible, like making her skin disappear and exposing her nervous system; Johnny experiences a maddening heat and burns everything he touches; Ben just trashes his chamber; and Victor is driven nearly insane by all the electronic patterns he is now able to perceive.
>Sue is the one that controls her powers first. At one point, she is using her force fields to check Ben's body for pressure points and he mumbles he's no longer human. She projects a force field inside his chest, "touching" his heart, and tells him he's human because she can feel his heart, and "it's big". They make a connection, and this is the first time someone notes Ben still has blue yes despite the rocky brow.
>Victor despises General Sloan and the American government for turning their backs on the oppressed people of Latveria, but knows the Baxter Building is his only chance to save his mother, and endures General Sloan's abuse and his "academically underprivileged" peers for access to the N-Zone.
>They only wear their uniforms in the final battle. They are one of the prototypes Dr. Storm is working on, and he modifies them to adapt to the four's powers. They are still made of unstable molecules.
>Dr. Storm and his wife couldn't have children, and adopted Sue and Johnny. At one point, he tells Reed "You choose your own family", which Reed then echoes when he, Sue, Johnny and Ben become the Fantastic Four. At that point, Reed's parents try to get back into his good graces, but he cuts them off.
>The Fantastic Four are not superheroes, they are explorers, and end the movie planning to find out more about the "warp radius" of the N-Zone.
>The battles between the Fantastic Four, the Army and the Annihilus Drones are "massive".
>They are never directly referred to as "Fantastic Four", though everyone calls them "the four".
>They don't adapt superhero names, but there is a reference to each of them. General Sloan mockingly calls Reed "Mister Fantastic", soldier refer to Sue and Ben as "the invisible girl" and "that thing" at different points, and Johnny says "so what, I'm some sort of human torch now?" when Dr. Storm explains the extent of his mutation.
>Mole-Man has a very minor role as a supporting comic relief/technobabble assistant to Dr. Storm.
TO BE FAIR
The FF were, themselves, developed from horror concepts initially. So that if DC (who was distributing Marvel's books at the time) ever got pissy at them edging in on their turf, Stan & jack could go "nawwwwww lookit dat stretchy guy! And the kid who can't help turning on fire! And rock-monster! They're freaks, this is a psychological thriller book about them dealing with that!".
Considering that just being another generic superhero team doesn't cut it anymore, I'd be surprisingly okay with this. It goes back to their very earliest roots & gives them a relatively unique hook to work with.
I bet that Fox is letting him do whatever he wants because the Fantastic Four is dead as a film franchise as it is.
So this could either end up being really well done, or it could be creatively bankrupt and extremely pretentious in trying to reinvent the superhero action genre.
Basically, I've got all my money on "Birdman".