Earlier today, we talked about how the teaser trailer for The Fantastic Four is coming soon and how it will reportedly show a gritty take for Fox’s reboot of the franchise from director Josh Trank (Chronicle) and screenwriters Simon Kinberg and Jeremy Slater (X-Men: Days of Future Past). But while the film hits theaters this Summer, we’ve yet to see a drop of official footage or any stills from the production, which Trank recently said in an interview with Collider was a conscious decision.
But now, Collider has revealed the first behind-the-scenes look at the production for The Fantastic Four. One photo is of Trank on set, while the other is Kinberg with star Michael B. Jordan in his Human Torch suit.
Check out the photos here below.
In Collider‘s interview, Trank revealed that composer Philip Glass (The Truman Show) is scoring the film with Marco Beltrami. The director also said that his movie, which will be an origin story, was influenced by David Cronenberg, with Scanners and The Fly cited as big influences on the look of The Fantastic Four. Head over to Collider to read the entire interview.
Kinberg has previously said that the new film would be “a more realistic” and “a more gritty, grounded telling” of the superhero team, as opposed to Fox’s previous FF movies, Fantastic Four (2005) and Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007).
The Fantastic Four stars Miles Teller (Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic), Kate Mara (Susan Storm/Invisible Woman), Michael B. Jordan (Johnny Storm/Human Torch), and Jamie Bell (Ben Grimm/The Thing) as the superhero team, with Tim Blake Nelson as Harvey Elder, Reg E. Cathey as Dr. Storm (Sue and Johnny’s father), and Toby Kebbell as the team’s nemesis Victor Domashev/Doom.
The aforementioned teaser trailer will be attached to UK theatrical screenings of Kingsman: The Secret Service, opening this weekend.
The Fantastic Four hits standard and 3D theaters in North America on August 7, 2015.
[Photo Credit: Ben Rothstein for Fox.]
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