Fantastic Four - Director Distances Himself
It must be hard when the new Fantastic Four movie gets decidedly worse reviews than the two predecessors which themselves weren't received well by both critics and comic fans. But yes, the reboot has in fact only 10% positive reviews on Rotten Tomatoes while the films from 2005 and 2007 have 27% and 37%, respectively. And the box office projections don't bring better news to FOX who have to expect that the new film hauls in $10 million less than the last entry. A 3D conversion was scrapped out of nowhere several weeks ago even though a 3D trailer was already out. A way to save money on a project that isn't really endorsed by too much trust, it seems.
It seems that the worst case scenario is hitting cinemas because even director Josh Trank (who was surrounded by bad rumors regarding his work attitude and control over the final product that were weakly denied by the producer) took to Twitter before he went on to quickly delete it. But Deadline secured it before that and this way everyone can see that even he isn't fond of what's going to come out.
When the deviations from his initial vision started this long ago, it seems unlikely that we'll get a director's cut at some point in the future (like it happened with Daredevil, for example). On the other hand, if interest is high enough, maybe a reconstruction might be possible (similar to Alien³). In both cases, FOX was the releasing studio, just as it is now with Fantastic Four, so nothing might be impossible. Of course, it's still unclear whether Trank's version would indeed be better than what comes to cinemas.
Release: Aug 09, 2015 - Author: sausagemoo81 - Translator: Mike Lowrey
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