Comic writer Mark Millar is now immersed in the world of comic book movies as he's been hired by FOX as a creative consultant to help build up their Marvel comic book properties. In a recent interview with SciFiNow he talks about Chronicle director Josh Trank's Fantastic Four reboot, saying that it will include stuff we've never seen in a superhero movie before.
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. 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.
I'm excited to see what Trank's vision for this film will be. I'm always up for new and different stuff, and it would be amazing if he could give us a badass Fantastic Four film that included stuff we've never seen in a superhero movie before! Do you think Trank has what it takes to pull this movie off?