'Fantastic Four' Reboot Will Have Found Footage Feel
While the official synopsis for "The Fantastic Four" is yet to be revealed, the direction that director Josh Trank is going to take for the reboot is dished on. Fox's President of Production Emma Watts discussed what to expect from the movie during an interview with The Hollywood Reporter.
"It's Josh, so it can't not have that feel," she responded to a question if it would have found-footage vibes like "Chronicle". "That's his talent, that's what he does, and that's what excites him about it. It is a really interesting young cast, and he is the magnet that's brought them all together."
The film is due on June 19, 2015 in the U.S., followed by "The Fantastic Four 2" on July 14, 2017. Miles Teller is cast as Reed Richards or the rubber man, Jamie Bell as Ben Grimm or The Thing, Kate Mara as Sue Storm or Invisible Woman, and Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm or Human Torch.
The executive also said she's not too worried about fans being burnt out on superhero flicks before "Fantastic Four" release. "Certainly the audience seems to still be really enjoying it. We're making a big bet for 2015 with The Fantastic Four and director Josh Trank," she reasoned.
"To me, the key is the originality of the filmmakers and the choices they make. Josh is another really interesting example, who is using the vision he gave us in 'Chronicle' to reinvent a franchise he's loved his whole life. It's not that you can't make original ideas -- you can, and we did it with 'Chronicle'. The director is the key to not letting superhero movies go stale. That's the truth."
Watts also talked about "X-Men: Apocalypse". She dismissed speculation that Bryan Singer would be replaced following sexual-abuse allegations against him, "Right now we are totally at the outlining phase. But nothing would make me happier than if it all worked out. It's always been the intention for him to do it."
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