With all the recent spot fires igniting around Josh Trank's Fantastic Four film, it's somewhat comforting to hear a subtle voice of reason to help douse a few flames. Comic-book writer and studio creative consultant Mark Millar (The Ultimates, Civil War, Kick-Ass) went to bat for 20th Century Fox and director Josh Trank to offer his take on the steam of dissent rising from Fantastic Four's darkening prospects. Sky Movies caught up with Milllar during a press screening of Matthew Vaughn's Kingsman: The Secret Service, which was based on Millar's comic book, and scored this interview about all the ruckus surrounding Trank's vision and his enthusiasm for the finished film.
Here's what the dynamic Scotsman had to say:
"Josh Trank, the guy who is directing it, is a really smart guy. He and I spent a wee bit of time together when I was first doing this job, about a year and a half ago. And, what I think Fox is doing is very clever. They'll get a great director on board. Like, a lot of people trust the character and just think this brand is going to be fine. But you can't trust the brand because the brand can be done badly, you know. But if you get a good director that is the cornerstone you build everything on. And with Bryan Singer doing the X-Men or James Mangold doing The Wolverine, Josh Trank doing Fantastic Four - it all feels in very good hands. It all comes down to the director. It's the same characters in all of these movies but the work stands or falls based on the director, and Josh is fantastic! What he is going to do is unlike anything anyone is anticipating. There is a cut kicking around but I haven't seen it yet. So, I'm expecting big things."
Wow, so do you think something extraordinary is about to be revealed, or is this all still smoke and mirrors? Based on Millar's comments, do you feel better about Fantastic Four, or are you still withholding opinion until you see the trailer, due to debut with Kingsman: The Secret Service on Feb. 13?
(Via Geek Tyrant)