Back in 1994, legendary B-Movie filmmaker Roger Corman produced one of Marvel's first movies. It was a feature film adaptation of The Fantastic Four, which at the time never saw the light of day. It has since been bootlegged and leaked, and has gained a cult following over the years.
Director Marty Langford has created a documentary called DOOMED!: The Untold Story of Roger Corman's "The Fantastic Four," which gives us the full behind the scenes story of the film's troubled production and release.
Here's an explanation of why the documentary was made, and then you can check out a couple of trailers for it below, giving you a little 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.