Comic writer and Fox creative consultant Mark Millar had some things to say about the as-yet-filmed reboot of Fantastic Four, and its director Josh Trank and what we should expect to see for the movie, which apparently is something we haven’t seen before, but it’s going to be “awesome”, in whatever sense you want the word to be:
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 guess when he says “Ridley Scott moments,” we’re hoping he means, the Alien Ridley Scott, not the Prometheus Ridley Scott (although the movie wasn’t a complete disaster, I don’t think, but yes, I’d rather it be the Alien guy).