The first trailer for Josh Trank’s “Fantastic Four” breaks FOX studios record for the most viewed trailer passing last year’s “X-Men: Days of Future Past” with over 42 million views. Read on for more details on this story.
According to Entertainment Weekly (EW), the first trailer for Trank’s “Fantastic Four” has broken 20th Century Fox’s record for the most viewed trailer of all time, upstaging last year’s “X-Men: Days of Future Past” with over 42 million views.
“We took our time with that trailer. What we were trying to tell people was: Here’s the tone of the movie. My favorite trailers are the ones who set the world, the tone, the voice of the movie, without telling you too much about the story,” writer Simon Kinberg tells EW.
Trank’s “Fantastic Four” is the third theatrical “Fantastic Four” film to be distributed by 20th Century Fox and serves as a reboot of the film franchise. The “Chronicle” helmer directed the upcoming pic from a script written by Jeremy Slater and Kinberg, from a story conceived by Kinberg and Trank. “Fantastic Four” stars Miles Teller as Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic, Kate Mara as Susan Storm/Invisible Woman, Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm/Human Torch, Jamie Bell as Ben Grimm/The Thing, Toby Kebbell as Victor Domashev/Doctor Doom, Reg E. Cathey as Dr. Storm and Tim Blake Nelson as Harvey Elder.
“It’s totally different from what the previous movies had done and it’s much more akin to what the ‘Ultimate Fantastic Four’ series did,” Kinberg adds.
Trank’s reimagining of Marvel’s first family is heavily influenced by Marvel Ultimate’s version. The reboot shares the Fantastic Four’s power origin story from the Ultimate Universe, gaining their super powers from a failed scientific accident from another universe instead of the traditional cosmic radiations in space. Other significant changes in the pic include Sue Storm and Johnny Storm who are now adopted siblings and the origins of the villain Doctor Doom, who is named Victor Domashev instead of Victor Von Doom. The Doom in Trank’s pic is reinvented as an anti-social programmer, which pretty much strays far from the ruler of the fictional Eastern European country of Latveria character in the comics.
“Fantastic Four” is scheduled for release on Aug. 7, 2015, in North America, in 2D and 3D theaters, with a possible sequel scheduled on July 14, 2017.
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