After his breakthrough success with last year’s found footage hit Chroncile, director Josh Trank has now turned his attention to Marvel’s First Family for 20th Century Fox’s Fantastic Four, which is due to arrive on screens in 2015, and speaking to SciFiNow, Fox’s Marvel creative consultant Mark Millar (Wanted, Kick-Ass) has taken a moment to hype the reboot, stating that the young director is set to take the superhero movie to another level with his first big-budget offering:
“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 contemporarising it,” says Millar, whose creative duties also extend to James Mangold’s The Wolverine and. Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Days of Future Past. “I think he’s just making it work for the screen – he’s a great storyteller. Chronicle, if you think about it, was similar to Fantastic Four in that it was a bunch of people who were transformed into something more than human – that turned out almost his calling card to come and do something like Fantastic Four.
“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.”
Fantastic Four is currently slated for release on March 6th, 2015.