Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Producer Simon Kinberg Says THE FANTASTIC FOUR Reboot is a Science Adventure


A couple weeks back, Sue Storm / Invisible Woman actor Kate Mara went on record saying The Fantastic Four reboot would not follow any part of comic book canon. Then, Entertainment Weekly reached out to Mara's reps and they clarified that the reboot would indeed have comic canon influence.

All confusion put to the side, the website Latino-Review set the record straight and sat down with The Fantastic Four writer and producer Simon Kinberg.

“I actually think that this FANTASTIC FOUR movie is sort of a celebration of all the FANTASTIC FOUR comics that have preceded it. We have elements from the original FANTASTIC FOUR that there's a sort of optimism and inspirational quality to this film.”

Dysfunctional scientists is one of the themes of the reboot.

“Also, the notion of this dysfunction surrogate family that comes together and has to work together is very present in the movie that owes a great debt to the originals. And this idea that they are scientists and that it's almost like this science adventure, more than being superheroes.”

Kinberg then confirmed The Fantastic Four reboot will definitely have some inspiration from the comics.

“It's really sort of inspired by all the different history of the FANTASTIC FOUR comics. I think what Kate [Mara] meant, and I read that comment, I think what she meant was right and that it's not based on any one run [of the comics]. 
“In this case, because we are really snatching details, story lines, moments, action sequences from across the whole gambit of the decades of FANTASTIC FOUR, there isn't one comic that defines the movie.”

Finally, Kinberg says the script hasn't changed much during filming, which is over two-thirds finished.

“[The script] hasn't changed much in the scripting process. Josh Trank, the director, has a very clear vision as to what he wanted the movie to be, tonally especially. He knew he wanted it to be … more character driven, more emotional, and a little more [of a] dramatic movie [and] certainly more than previous films …”

On a sad note, Kinberg confirmed The Fantastic Four reboot will not have a presence at the 2014 San Diego Comic-Con International—of course there's also been rumors of a surprise appearance by the main cast during 20th Century Fox's panel—due to the timing of Comic-Con and filming of the reboot. However, Kinberg is leaving the door open for a potential reveal of The Fantastic Four reboot at New York Comic-Con or maybe even WonderCon later this year.

The Fantastic Four reboot is currently filming in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and is set to release in theaters on June 19, 2015.



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