As we look forward to a number of superhero films hitting theaters this year, there’s also plenty by way of costumed characters heading our way in 2014 and 2015 as well. One such anticipated property is 20th Century Fox’s reboot of Fantastic Four. The studio tapped Chronicle director Josh Trank to take the helm, and the project was recently given a March 2015 release date. As comics guru Mark Millar was just hired on at Fox as their creative consultant on all things Marvel, the talkative creative has been privy to all the in-the-works projects, including Fantastic Four. Now Millar has spoken up a bit about the reboot, teasing what fans can expect from Trank’s iteration of the characters. Hit the jump to see what he had to say.
During an interview with SciFiNow, Millar revealed that Trank is working on contemporizing the story:
“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 contemporizing it. I think he’s just making it work for the screen – he’s a great storyteller.”
He went on to talk about the pic’s tone, teasing that it will include elements that have yet to grace the silver screen:
“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.”
Hopefully we hear more about the project as it moves closer to production. The Fantastic Four will open on March 6, 2015.