A a three and a half minute sneak peek has been released for the documentary DOOMED! The Untold Story of Roger Corman's The Fantastic Four. The film tells the story of producer Roger Corman's attempt to bring The Fantastic Four to the big screen in 1994. Over the years, the film has gained a cult following from a bootlegged version of the movie that leaked.
For the longest time we've heard that the only motivation behind this Fantastic Four movie was so that the studio could keep the rights, but there's more to it than that. As you'll see in the trailer, the cast and crew really did try to make the best possible movie they could for under a million dollars.
Marty Langford is directing the documentary, and it looks like it's going to be packed full of interesting information that we never knew. I like that there is a trend of people making documentaries about these failed movie productions, and I hope we see more of them.
Here's an explanation of why the documentary was made. Below that is the sneak peek that gives you a taste of what the doc will entail.
There are 336 names in the end crawl credits of the 1994 film, ‘The Fantastic Four’. And though owners of the bootleg version of the film may appreciate them, the artists and craftspeople who created the movie have never been properly recognized.
And that’s too bad.
‘The Fantastic Four’ has never been viewed legally by anyone in the world, other than those directly involved in the production. The negative presumably sits, to this day, on some shelf in some facility, both gathering dust and fated to become it.
So – what are we going to do about that?
For starters, we have interview commitments from EVERY principal cast and crew member. And based on the pre-interviews we’ve conducted, this documentary is going to be explosive!
-When did the cast and crew discover the film would be shelved?
-What changed from script to production based on character rights (just who *is* The Jeweler?), budget, and time constraints?
-How much control did Marvel wield over the movie? Before it was made and after it was shelved?
-Is a legitimate release still possible?
-Who are today’s A-list actors who auditioned but didn’t make the cut?
For the first time in over 20 years, the TRUE account of this controversial cult classic will be revealed!
And it’s a hell of a story.
There's no word on when the doc will be released, but it will be hitting film festivals soon.