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Trank drops out

Discussion in 'General Stand-Alone Movie Discussion' started by alex, May 2, 2015.

  1. Pomojema

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    I think part of what made the movie so bad is that everyone involved wanted a different movie. I think that whatever reshoots they did probably made a worse - not better - film in the end.

    But in any case, it looks like Josh Trank is going to be screwed over by Hollywood politics. Poor bastard.
     
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    yeah chris stuckmann made a great review, can't fault any of this points

     
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    Honestly, I'll be happy to see Trank go back to the indie scene; from the sounds of it, he might have been better off developing his FF as an indie film, making the deconstructionist take that he seems to have wanted without shoe-horning in a superhero element to it. Honestly, the FF work better as explorers than superheroes anyway; they're problem solvers, not "take the fight to the bad guy" superheroes; in fact, I'd argue that they're better superheroes on their own than they are as a team, which is why they'd work so well in the MCU. Imagine a FF film where the main team explores the Negative Zone and discovers Annihilus and the third act hinges on them escaping to warn us of the danger; follow this with an Avengers flick where, say, the Thing and Human Torch join the team and actually battle the invading threat.

    But that's getting too fan fiction-y and off-topic. The point is, I don't think Trank wanted to make a "superhero" movie but was forced to by the studio in order to try to cement this as their latest franchise. If he could have adapted the characters without even calling them the Fantastic Four, I think he woul dhave made a very interesting film. This makes me both curious as to what his Star Wars treatment would have been like and glad that he's no longer attached to the project; I usually enjoy a good deconstructionist take, but I don't know if it would have fit very well with the GFFA as a whole. Maybe let him develop one of those rumored Netflix shows...
     
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    At this point, I think his career is toast. If they can get that Columbo Netflix show to work out, I think he could salvage his career, provided that the show is good. But as it stands, he's almost certainly not going to be hired by a major Hollywood studio to make a tentpole movie ever again.
     
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    That was kind of my point, that I don't think he's the type to do big tentpole films in the first place. I think his niche rests in higher-budget indie films, stuff that isn't beholden to as much of a formula as tentpole films are. He's certainly never going to be a "JJ "or a "Cameron", but he could still be a "Wes Anderson". He just has to choose his next project very carefully.

    As for him doing a SW Netflix show, I meant that a format such as that would be the best place of any kind of deconstructionist take on the franchise. You make a solid point though that if LF doesn't want him directing an Anthology film, they likely won't want him anywhere near the franchise, even a Netflix show.
     
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    So while 'Fantastic Four' is getting anally fisted by the critics, Mr Trank thought it would be wise to tweet this:


    I suppose it's safe to say his professional career is like...dead, right?
     
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    I think the man has some serious issues that he should have worked out before getting behind the camera. Or rather, Fox should have got him to seek help before committing him to the project.

    It's a disappointment. He had potential, and then it's been thrown away between his apparent mental breakdown and studio politics.
     
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    See now I can't help but think Trank's vision would have been the better film. More accurate to the source material? No. I'm not sure about everyone else but I'd prefer a inaccurate but ultimately better-made film to a poor and somewhat accurate movie.

    Having said that, him tweeting this on OPENING NIGHT reeks of unprofessionalism. I don't think any big name company will want to touch him again.
     
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    That tweet isn't there any longer.

    Or it's from the future... you tricky Australians! (it's still Aug 6th for me ;) )
     
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    Was actually posted on ComicBookMovie by an English chap. Trank soon deleted his tweet though.
     
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    He deleted it. I saw the tweet with my own eyes, though. It was real... And several media outlets are covering it.

    Twentieth Century Fox is bound to be absolutely livid right now. I'm betting that they're going to sell the rights to the Fantastic Four back to Marvel now, considering that the well has been poisoned and the dog will not bark for them. Especially now that they're working out a deal to make a live-action X-Men television series, which would require Marvel's approval (and Marvel-Fox relations are strenuous at best - they'd only get a deal to work if it meant that they have deals that could mutually benefit one another).
     
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