THE FANTASTIC FOUR, a contemporary re-imagining of Marvel’s original and longest-running superhero team, centers on four young outsiders who teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe, which alters their physical form in shocking ways. Their lives irrevocably upended, the team must harness their daunting new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy.
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Get A Look At Josh Trank's Rebooted FANT4STIC In The New Trailer
Well, in the weeks leading up to today's trailer for director Josh Trank's contribution to the Marvel movieverse rebooting Fantastic Four (or Fant4stic), plenty of blurbs and opinions have been tossed about online - some more cynical than most. But one thing is clear though: You have to admire the beauty in how material like this can be absorbed by someone with a different view of things, and right now, we're in an era where directors and studios are allowing themselves the advantage of taking films to generate different approaches. We see it all the time with the evolution of Batman and Superman on the big screen, and even our current topic at the moment which saw its first live-action approach back in an unofficially released Roger Corman production back in 1994.
Since then, the 2005 iteration drew some mixed reactions but did well enough for a sequel that included our first film appearance of the elusive Silver Surfer by way of actors Doug Jones and Lawrence Fishburne, which, in turn drew negative reviews but did well anyway; Not gonna lie, I enjoyed it and wondered if they would continue onto a third, but a remake seems nice enough to open a few minds for a new generation of comic book fans and movie goers however which way we choose. At any rate, Trank's previous effort in Chronicle was a pretty good one, and quite good enough to lend curiousity about how his vision would treat a live-action superhero movie. If a Fantastic Four reboot is the template, then by all means, go for it. The trailer is worth all the love it is getting this week, so check it out, and mark the date for August 7, 2015 to go see it. Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Bell and Toby Kebell star.