Each new piece of news has been making things sound dire for ‘Fantastic Four‘ and the latest one has just limited the release of the movie. It looks as if the studio has scrubbed the 3D version of the film which had initially been announced. Fox has just confirmed that the plans have been scrapped and Josh Trank has weighed in on the subject.
According to Trank, the idea for only releasing the film in 2D is to keep up the integrity of what he put together:
“I want the viewing experience of Fantastic Four to remain as pure as possible for the audience, which means in 2D, just as we shot the movie.”
While I am usually the first to say that I’m sick of the 3D conversions, this, along with everything else that has happened, is reinforcing the fact that Fox doesn’t have much faith in the movie either.
Rumor has it that the budget was spent on recent reshoots for the film which were directed by Matthew Vaughn. If Vaughn did end up directing the reshoots, you have to wonder if it was from Fox’s lack of confidence in Trank after all of his rumored issues on set or just to potentially tie it into Fox’s own cinematic universe. Trank did shoot down these rumors but if the budget was eaten up, this could very well have been one place it went.
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FANTASTIC FOUR, a contemporary re-imagining of Marvel’s original and longest-running superhero team, centers on four young outsiders who teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe, which alters their physical form in shocking ways. Their lives irrevocably upended, the team must learn to harness their daunting new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy.
‘Fantastic Four’ will be released on August 7th, 2015 and stars Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara, Jamie Bell, Toby Kebbell, Reg E. Cathey, and Tim Blake Nelson
Source: Cinema Blend