Proprio nel giorno in cui la Paramount anticipa di sei mesi l’uscita di Mission: Impossible 5, che passa da Natale al 31 luglio 2015, la Fox rilascia il primo trailer di un nuovo film su I Fantastici Quattro.
Il film è diretto da Josh Trank, il regista del pregevole indie Chronicle ed ha un cast di giovani di belle speranze: Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Bell e Toby Kebbell.
Trank ha dichiarato in proposito: I’m a huge David Cronenberg fan, and I always viewed Fantastic Four and the kind of weirdness that happens to these characters and how they’re transformed to really fall in line more with a Cronenberg-ian science fiction tale of something horrible happening to your body and [it] transforming out of control. And the potential for a hard sci-fi take on that material makes me really excited. I don’t really see that kind of potential and that kind of take being implemented on any of the other superhero movies that seem to be coming out in the next few years. Superhero movies have become a genre unto themselves and I didn’t really grow up on superhero movies. I grew up on genre movies before superhero was a genre. I don’t know if there are Blockbusters [the video chain] anymore, but there would probably be a superhero section. And this would fit more into the science-fiction, or horror, or even drama sections of the Blockbuster. And that’s just kind of the way I look at it. I want it to feel like it’s its own thing.
Ha poi ingaggiato Philip Glass per la colonna sonora.
“…I asked the studio, ‘What about Philip Glass? Would you guys be okay with me giving him a call?’ And they were totally cool,” Trank said. “He’s a really significant celebrity in the music world. I got his number from his manager, I sent him ‘Chronicle’ and had a call with him. It was one of the coolest calls I’ve ever had in my life because he’s fucking Philip Glass and he had just watched my movie. The first words out of his mouth were, ‘I just saw your movie and it’s very philosophical.’ We were talking about the philosophy of ‘Chronicle’ and it gave me goosebumps. We invited him out to set and he came to set for like three days and had a great time. He was blown away by the scale of the film. I’ve been working with him for almost a year now and he’s so inspiring. He’s such a humble, amazing guy.”
Il film uscirà proprio la settimana dopo M:I 5, il 7 agosto.