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Simon Kinberg talks Fantastic Four reboot tone

October 22nd, 2014 by Derek Robertson Comments

Things have been rather secretive surrounding Josh Trank’s reboot of The Fantastic Four as we have yet to see any onset photos or footage from the rebooted franchise at 20th Century Fox. With the film scheduled for a release date of August next year, it is hoped that there will be a teaser trailer revealed in the next couple of months. 

There has been talk from the cast about the look and feel that Trank is going for. Hopefully the trailer will offer some sort of indication of the tone and look. Simon Kinberg – the film’s writer/producer – has told that those in charge are being careful in regards to what is going to be revealed in the trailer.: “We’re putting it together now and one of the important things, because this Fantastic Four’is a reboot, and is such a different tonality and vibe from those other films, we want to make sure that the first thing we put out really expresses the voice of the movie, and isn’t compromised by not having visual effects ready, or anything like that.

“I don’t actually know when it’s coming out, but I’ve seen all the footage from the movie. I was there for pretty much the whole shoot. It is a very different film from the others and one that I think is very different from other superhero movies. It’s a very emotional, character-driven, more grounded film than I think people are anticipating.”

The previous two films in the Fantastic Four series were more upbeat and almost light-hearted tonally, whilst dealing with world-ending threats. Trank apparently wants to go with a more grounded approach (ala Nolan’s Batman trilogy anyone?). Sound off in the comments section below.

Source: Darkhorizons

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Derek Robertson has dabbled in many aspects of the media industry from a young age. He has always had an admiration for, film, science fiction and all things geek-like. Working in the music industry with Sony/BMG Records gave Derek insight and experience into video directing. Thusly, for many years he took a hands-on, multi-disciplinary approach in creating and editing treatments; working with performance artists, writing and producing music and working both; in front of, and behind the camera. Studying a Msc in Forensic Psychology has embedded a conceptual ethos that has spawned his signature writing style that he now infuses whilst blogging for numerous websites; writing music reviews, movie news, and reviewing network shows et al., . Derek continues to try and erase the boundaries between the homogenous and the insanely dull, culturally enmeshing contemporary socio-political aspects into the mix of the monolithic media industry.

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