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The Fantastic Four will have a month of reshoots in Louisiana

01.15.2015

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When it rains, it pours. We have heard a lot about THE FANTASTIC FOUR this week, and while none of it is what we want to be sharing (a poster, a trailer, an official image, a synopsis), the Josh Trank directed movie just keeps popping up in the news. Now there is word that the film is going in for reshoots in Louisiana. With an August release date looming, and not a second of footage to be seen, one has to wonder what exactly is going on with this film.

Bleeding Cool reported on the details about reshoots today, and Badass Digest adds that at this point Josh Trank will be the person directing those reshoots. That’s an interesting outcome if the tales of unrest during production between Trank and the crew are to be true. It's said that these reshoots have been planned for over a month which means they have likely been budgeted for and wouldn't have to do with some folks at Fox thinking the movie is a "mess". Matthew Vaughn says "it's good", so that's a good thing right?

At this point, I hope Fox can deliver something other than gossip for the curious movie goers to read about. Let's get a poster and synopsis already!

THE FANTASTIC FOUR is (at this time) set to hit theaters on August 7, 2015.

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5:42PM on 01/24/2015

Reshoots......

Hey guys, I'm in the film industry and I wanted to shed some light on this project for those of you not in the industry. Union labor rules differ depending on where the film was shot. Trank filmed Chronicle over a span of 18 weeks with days off here and there. So let's say he filmed 4 days a week for 18 weeks for a total of 72 days now add another 16 days to that for re shoots. So that's almost 25% of the film.......that's not good. Someone posted for shots of Reed as a grocery clerk......I
Hey guys, I'm in the film industry and I wanted to shed some light on this project for those of you not in the industry. Union labor rules differ depending on where the film was shot. Trank filmed Chronicle over a span of 18 weeks with days off here and there. So let's say he filmed 4 days a week for 18 weeks for a total of 72 days now add another 16 days to that for re shoots. So that's almost 25% of the film.......that's not good. Someone posted for shots of Reed as a grocery clerk......I don't think so.
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10:46AM on 01/16/2015

Make us all happy and...

either give up and let Marvel do it, re-cast and re-shoot the movie, or bring back everybody from FF 1 & 2
and do a third film...
either give up and let Marvel do it, re-cast and re-shoot the movie, or bring back everybody from FF 1 & 2
and do a third film...
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10:01AM on 01/16/2015
Part of me is hoping that is works but it is starting to look bad. I am afraid that us talking about it and making of fun of the ridiculousness of the production will be better than the actual film
Part of me is hoping that is works but it is starting to look bad. I am afraid that us talking about it and making of fun of the ridiculousness of the production will be better than the actual film
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9:05AM on 01/16/2015

Director says there needs more moments as Reed being a grocery clerk

No joke. The reshoots are to add more scenes of Reed working at the grocery store. They are adding in a moment where he reads a blog written by Domashev.
No joke. The reshoots are to add more scenes of Reed working at the grocery store. They are adding in a moment where he reads a blog written by Domashev.
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8:38AM on 01/16/2015
I like how you keep putting comic book artwork next to these articles to remind us how the film's not going to look.
I like how you keep putting comic book artwork next to these articles to remind us how the film's not going to look.
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8:14AM on 01/16/2015
Mad Max, X-Men and I think even SkyFall had reshoots, so this isn't necessarily a bad thing. But, this is FF4 were talking about. I feel in the movie, Doctor Doom will be buying his costume on ebay like Kick-Ass.
Mad Max, X-Men and I think even SkyFall had reshoots, so this isn't necessarily a bad thing. But, this is FF4 were talking about. I feel in the movie, Doctor Doom will be buying his costume on ebay like Kick-Ass.
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7:13AM on 01/16/2015

X-Men DOFP had reshoots , Avengers 2 had Reshoots...

Many movies have reshoots....big deal.
Many movies have reshoots....big deal.
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9:03AM on 01/16/2015
Avengers 2 had reshoots to fix scenes where ScarJo wasn't able to do stuff due to her pregnancy...

This movie has reshoots because the director is incompetent.
Avengers 2 had reshoots to fix scenes where ScarJo wasn't able to do stuff due to her pregnancy...

This movie has reshoots because the director is incompetent.
6:55AM on 01/16/2015
A month of reshits, more like.
A month of reshits, more like.
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6:34AM on 01/16/2015
How long til the announcement of this movie's delayed release date?
How long til the announcement of this movie's delayed release date?
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6:08AM on 01/16/2015
Hah hahahah bahahaha lol. I really have nothing to add other than that. This has been such a comedy of errors there is nothing to do but point and laugh at this whole charade. The sole reason this "movie" exists is the exact same reason that the orignal 1980's unscreened Fantastic Four was filmed, to stop the transfer of rights. Fox rushed this into production before September of last year to not lose the rights. They weren't exactly concerned with making an entertaining movie, just not losing
Hah hahahah bahahaha lol. I really have nothing to add other than that. This has been such a comedy of errors there is nothing to do but point and laugh at this whole charade. The sole reason this "movie" exists is the exact same reason that the orignal 1980's unscreened Fantastic Four was filmed, to stop the transfer of rights. Fox rushed this into production before September of last year to not lose the rights. They weren't exactly concerned with making an entertaining movie, just not losing this back to marvel which would know how to turn this into a huge franchise and in turn make fox look like shit. Fox was so concerned with looking like jackasses by losing this back to marvel I can't help but smile with how much egg they have on their faces with the way this is going. Fuck you fox you deserve this.
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5:26AM on 01/16/2015
ie, we screened it for a small test audience, they puked or walked out.
ie, we screened it for a small test audience, they puked or walked out.
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5:06AM on 01/16/2015

Well....

If they really are re-shooting for a month, then this is basically a complete re-tooling of the movie. That would probably be a good thing. There has been zero interest in the movie from comic fans and general audiences really don't have a reason to care. I can deal with changes, but some of the rumors coming out from this movie are just embarrassing. The rumored new love story between (most likely Sue and Johnny or possibly some homosexual relationship), the changing of Johnny's race, and the
If they really are re-shooting for a month, then this is basically a complete re-tooling of the movie. That would probably be a good thing. There has been zero interest in the movie from comic fans and general audiences really don't have a reason to care. I can deal with changes, but some of the rumors coming out from this movie are just embarrassing. The rumored new love story between (most likely Sue and Johnny or possibly some homosexual relationship), the changing of Johnny's race, and the altering of Doom's backstory are just so silly it's nearly beyond comprehension. This all reeks of the Spider-man reboot stink. Studios trying so hard to relate to modern day young people that they forget they are making a movie, not a music video mixed with an episode of The O.C.
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6:25AM on 01/16/2015
HAHAHA...
A couple of guys, here, throw a 'probably gay' joke about the so-called 'unexpected relationship' at the beginning of the film, and the WORLD takes it seriously...
The 'surprised relationship' is probably, just like in the comics (and furthermore in its Ultimate iteration), a love story between Ben and Sue...
Still, IF I was going to be wrong and it's a step-siblings or a gay love story, now THAT would make the film a MUST SEE, if only for the 'How NOT to do' list.
HAHAHA...
A couple of guys, here, throw a 'probably gay' joke about the so-called 'unexpected relationship' at the beginning of the film, and the WORLD takes it seriously...
The 'surprised relationship' is probably, just like in the comics (and furthermore in its Ultimate iteration), a love story between Ben and Sue...
Still, IF I was going to be wrong and it's a step-siblings or a gay love story, now THAT would make the film a MUST SEE, if only for the 'How NOT to do' list.
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4:54AM on 01/16/2015
A hand held camera / and ,probably, 16mm footage : how is this a good idea for a super heroes movie ?
A hand held camera / and ,probably, 16mm footage : how is this a good idea for a super heroes movie ?
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2:22AM on 01/16/2015

Man oh man...

Not one tiny shred of hopefulness has come from the production of this thing. Not one piece of news has revealed a silver lining. Not a single "oh well that's a good idea" has been thought by anyone in their right mind that has read anything about this movie. First they alienate their built in audience by making wild story changes and casting decisions. Now they pull this weird top secret thing they're doing. Now we have a month of reshoots after studio heads think it's a mess (no surprise).
Not one tiny shred of hopefulness has come from the production of this thing. Not one piece of news has revealed a silver lining. Not a single "oh well that's a good idea" has been thought by anyone in their right mind that has read anything about this movie. First they alienate their built in audience by making wild story changes and casting decisions. Now they pull this weird top secret thing they're doing. Now we have a month of reshoots after studio heads think it's a mess (no surprise). Not a good sign. They should just give up now. It's really not too late. This thing WILL lose money. They would save tons on marketing (since there has been absolutely zero of it so far) if they just stop right now.
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1:28AM on 01/16/2015

Lol, damn

I've been cautiously optimistic about this film to a fault, but this is getting a little re-goddamn-diculous.
I've been cautiously optimistic about this film to a fault, but this is getting a little re-goddamn-diculous.
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12:58AM on 01/16/2015
What a mess.
What a mess.
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12:46AM on 01/16/2015

Lol, damn

I've been cautiously optimistic about this film to a fault, but this is getting a little re-goddamn-diculous.
I've been cautiously optimistic about this film to a fault, but this is getting a little re-goddamn-diculous.
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12:28AM on 01/16/2015
Hmmm. Perhaps NOW they realized they have a piece of garbage on their hands and now will TRY to salvage it through reshoots. I swear, I would rather have the original cast from the first two films come back and make a third film then this piece of garbage.
Hmmm. Perhaps NOW they realized they have a piece of garbage on their hands and now will TRY to salvage it through reshoots. I swear, I would rather have the original cast from the first two films come back and make a third film then this piece of garbage.
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12:00AM on 01/16/2015

correction

I have been told, from a source close to the project that Josh Trank will NOT be over seeing the reshoots.
I have been told, from a source close to the project that Josh Trank will NOT be over seeing the reshoots.
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2:32PM on 01/19/2015
I've been told by a source close to the project that Batman will appear! See, I can make up shit too!

There's only a few days of reshoots happening (originally scheduled and budgeted during preproduction) and the first trailer is debuting in a few weeks. Everyone is making such a big deal over this.

Fantastic Four will be a completely different film than we are expecting, making it difficult to market and advertise.
I've been told by a source close to the project that Batman will appear! See, I can make up shit too!

There's only a few days of reshoots happening (originally scheduled and budgeted during preproduction) and the first trailer is debuting in a few weeks. Everyone is making such a big deal over this.

Fantastic Four will be a completely different film than we are expecting, making it difficult to market and advertise.
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11:41PM on 01/15/2015

Rights

Do you think if this movie got leaked early and sucked as much as we all anticipate that the rights will go back to marvel? I
Do you think if this movie got leaked early and sucked as much as we all anticipate that the rights will go back to marvel? I
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11:52PM on 01/15/2015
I believe they keep the rights as long as they make a movie within a certain time frame, like every 3-5 years
I believe they keep the rights as long as they make a movie within a certain time frame, like every 3-5 years
11:56PM on 01/15/2015
But if the movie performs bad enough to the point where if they make another flop it could hurt the company? Or is this kind of movie pocket change for Fox?
But if the movie performs bad enough to the point where if they make another flop it could hurt the company? Or is this kind of movie pocket change for Fox?
11:07PM on 01/15/2015
Still not gonna help an already doomed movie.
Still not gonna help an already doomed movie.
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10:33PM on 01/15/2015

i wonder if the reshoots are to make the movie more Fantastic Four-ish.

this only got so much hate because they were taking some big liberties with the classic Fantastic Four. but why not? why is it so bad that it's not exactly the story i already know and have seen in multiple comic books, cartoons, and movies?

if this movie were exactly the same, but branded as Chronicle 2, i bet there'd be a much better reception.

i liked Chronicle. This sounds A LOT like Chronicle (with a bigger budget)... logically, I should like this.

watch this turn out to be
this only got so much hate because they were taking some big liberties with the classic Fantastic Four. but why not? why is it so bad that it's not exactly the story i already know and have seen in multiple comic books, cartoons, and movies?

if this movie were exactly the same, but branded as Chronicle 2, i bet there'd be a much better reception.

i liked Chronicle. This sounds A LOT like Chronicle (with a bigger budget)... logically, I should like this.

watch this turn out to be pretty good. i mean there haven't been any other signs that this will be an objectively bad movie. Josh Trank landed the Star Wars gig. he must be doing something right. right?

I predict people who know nothing about Fantastic Four (and have no expectations) will probably like the movie. and the overall fanboy consensus will be "it wasn't that bad. it was actually pretty good. but it wasn't Fantastic Four. it was an insult to Fantastic Four. It raped my childhood... anyways, let's watch it again."

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12:25AM on 01/16/2015

"watch this turn out to be pretty good. i mean there haven't been any other signs that this will be an objectively bad movie. Josh Trank landed the Star Wars gig. he must be doing something right. right?"

There have been plenty of signs that this will be a objectively bad film. The fact that they want this film to be more realistic and grounded, the fact that every role of this film has been miscast, and my biggest complaint is that they are making Dr. Doom, one of the most badass and

"watch this turn out to be pretty good. i mean there haven't been any other signs that this will be an objectively bad movie. Josh Trank landed the Star Wars gig. he must be doing something right. right?"

There have been plenty of signs that this will be a objectively bad film. The fact that they want this film to be more realistic and grounded, the fact that every role of this film has been miscast, and my biggest complaint is that they are making Dr. Doom, one of the most badass and intelligent villains in comic book history into a internet blogger. And the fact that we haven't seen one piece of authentic footage doesn't help either.

So yes, there are plenty of bad signs that this film will be utter shit and will no way be a true Fantastic Four type film.
1:18AM on 01/16/2015
ok The_Soloist...

1. "more realistic and grounded" is a buzzphrase. it can mean anything. especially compared to the cartoon-iness in Tim Story's version of the Fantastic Four. hell, Winter Soldier is Saving Private Ryan compared to the first FF.

2. i agree about the changes to Dr. Doom. "blogger" or "hacker" just doesn't sound right. not for the Badassness of Doom. but that mistake is based on our expectations of what Fantastic Four is. it's not objective. they said they were changing
ok The_Soloist...

1. "more realistic and grounded" is a buzzphrase. it can mean anything. especially compared to the cartoon-iness in Tim Story's version of the Fantastic Four. hell, Winter Soldier is Saving Private Ryan compared to the first FF.

2. i agree about the changes to Dr. Doom. "blogger" or "hacker" just doesn't sound right. not for the Badassness of Doom. but that mistake is based on our expectations of what Fantastic Four is. it's not objective. they said they were changing it up. we don't know what it'll be like yet. they could make it work. if you saw this cast in Josh Trank's big budget followup to Chronicle (w/o it being FF), would you say it's miscast to the point of being a bad movie? it's not like it's Jai Courtney is starring opposite Sam Worthington or anything.

3. also yes, it's suspicious they haven't released anything yet. but on the flipside, i've seen movies release stuff per normal or early, and the movie ended up blowing chunks anyways. who knows why we haven't seen anything yet. but it could be many different kinds of factors.

so maybe half of a sign, if you're going against the odds.
2:23AM on 01/16/2015
Sorry if I came off as rude. Wasn't trying to. I guess we'll see though, but I'm not holding my breath at all for any part of this film being good.
Sorry if I came off as rude. Wasn't trying to. I guess we'll see though, but I'm not holding my breath at all for any part of this film being good.
10:06PM on 01/15/2015
I'm calling it now, this will be pushed back to 2016. It'll be this year's GI Joe 2 or Jupiter Ascending. Not that I think anyone cares anyway when this is released.
I'm calling it now, this will be pushed back to 2016. It'll be this year's GI Joe 2 or Jupiter Ascending. Not that I think anyone cares anyway when this is released.
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9:39PM on 01/15/2015

I say we take off and nuke the entire site from orbit. Itís the only way to be sure.

Just shelve this turd and let Marvel have the rights back.
Just shelve this turd and let Marvel have the rights back.
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9:39PM on 01/15/2015
An entire month of reshoot? Just when you thought yesterday's Matthew Vaughn's comment about this movie was good.
An entire month of reshoot? Just when you thought yesterday's Matthew Vaughn's comment about this movie was good.
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9:36PM on 01/15/2015
Hahaha.
Hahaha.
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9:31PM on 01/15/2015
This could turn out to be the best fucking movie ever, but it won't fucking matter at this point. The project is tainted in people's minds.

Fox have been too stupid to get out in front of the rumors, too stupid to tell their 'talent' to stop parroting that "GRIM GRITTY GROUNDED" garbage, and too stupid to just show us what the fucking thing looks like. You can't just let people speculate in a vacuum, not when they have no reason to have faith in you.
This could turn out to be the best fucking movie ever, but it won't fucking matter at this point. The project is tainted in people's minds.

Fox have been too stupid to get out in front of the rumors, too stupid to tell their 'talent' to stop parroting that "GRIM GRITTY GROUNDED" garbage, and too stupid to just show us what the fucking thing looks like. You can't just let people speculate in a vacuum, not when they have no reason to have faith in you.
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10:03PM on 01/15/2015
Spot. On.
Spot. On.
11:30PM on 01/15/2015
"This could turn out to be the best fucking movie ever, but it won't fucking matter at this point. The project is tainted in people's minds."

You took the words right out of my mouth
"This could turn out to be the best fucking movie ever, but it won't fucking matter at this point. The project is tainted in people's minds."

You took the words right out of my mouth
6:29AM on 01/16/2015
Couldn't agree more...
But STILL, it will be shite ;-)
Couldn't agree more...
But STILL, it will be shite ;-)
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