Josh Trank on the debunked Fantastic Four synopsis

News Simon Brew 5 Feb 2014 - 06:45
Josh Trank

Director Josh Trank confirms that the purported synopsis for his Fantastic Four movie is false...

Yesterday, this site - and it seems several others - received a letter from anti-piracy lawyers purportedly representing 20th Century Fox, telling us to take down a plot synopsis for the studio's Fantastic Four reboot that had already been debunked by its director, Josh Trank. You can read about that letter - and our response to it - right here.

As a consequence of the legal letters, a synopsis that previously had been dismissed suddenly looked like the real deal.

Well, the plot thickens. Over at Bad Ass Digest, the site caught up with the film's director, Josh Trank himself, to find out what was going on. And he's adamant that the synopsis - which, er, if we run again will presumably attract another letter from lawyers purportedly representing 20th Century Fox - was wide of the mark.

"The only truth in that plot description is that there are four characters named Reed, Ben, Sue and Johnny", Trank said. And whilst inevitably he didn't want to go into more detail - heck, the lawyers purportedly representing 20th Century Fox might send him a letter too - he was insistent that the rest of the synopsis was false. "You'll see in June of 2015", he added.

More on the Fantastic Four reboot was we get it. Legal threats notwithstanding.

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I rather see it crash in pre-production and revert back to Marvel Studios.

I hope they do no publicity for the film at all.

And if my deducing skills are right the comment board on Badass hints at a movie where the whole origin will be glossed over in minutes

That wouldn't be such a bad thing given they've already told that particular story in another film just over 10 years ago...

It would actually be a refreshing change in a superhero movie to NOT see the origin of the powers. Obviously refer to it (maybe in a news broadcast or something). That way the movie could jump straight into the plot, character development and action

Also, I just read that Dr. Doom might be genderswaped. Yep, Dr. Doom might very well be a woman in this movie.

Whilst I appreciate the movie had its detractors, I liked how The Incredible Hulk breezed through the origin in the opening titles.

yeah, we need another superhero origin story like we need a hole in the head. Just start the film!

I'm probably one of the few people who do this, but I actually like to consider that film a sequel to Ang Lee's film rather than a reboot.

Me too. Told you everything you needed to know without having to focus on it for a large part of the movie. For FF it would be great to see a Bucks Rogers style opening exploring how they got their powers.

Can't they just use Lucia Von Bardas for that instead?

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