Fantastic Four reboot Director, Josh Trank posted a whiny rant on Twitter saying his original vision for the film wasn?t realized ? a reason why the movie bombed and is widely hated by critics.
Josh Trank said his original version would have been a better offering than the lackluster film being shown today in theaters.
?A year ago I had a fantastic version of this. And it would?ve received great reviews. You?ll probably never see it. That?s reality though.? Trank has now removed his tweet from his page, but not before it was re-tweeted hundreds of times. Fox has not yet responded on the allegation.
Fox is banking on Fantastic Four to be a success as they plan to merge the characters with the X-Men. But it seems that they won?t be able to fulfil it as their movie is regarded as a flop by critics. The latest Fantastic Four film also scored lower with a 9 percent out of 100 compared to the original, which sits at 27 percent.
This is what Rotten Tomatoes?s Critic Consensus said: Dull and downbeat, this Fantastic Four proves a woefully misguided attempt to translate a classic comic series withut the humor, joy, or colourful thrills that made it great?.
The 2015 Fantastic Four film, which cost $120 Million to produce, is expected to debut at $40 million at the box office.
Trank Is As Successful As Spielberg
Trank is well-known for directing ?Chronicle? for Fox which became a number one box office hit, earning $125 million worldwide despite its meager budget of $12 million. It was also a well-received with an 85 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
Chronicle was released when Trank was only 27 years-old. This means that he is one of the youngest directors to debut a number one film at the US box office. He is younger than big directors Steven Spielberg who released Jaws at the age of 28.
Trank Fired From Directing Star Wars?
Trank was supposed to direct a standalone Star Wars ?anthology? film but was reportedly fired due to erratic behaviour, Variety reported. He denied the rumors: ?None of those facts were true? and any of the facts that were true were spun in such a maliciously wrong way.?
Trank said he dropped from directing Star Wars because he wanted to direct a lower-profile movie, La Times reported. ?I want to do something original after this because I?ve been living under public scrutiny, as you?ve seen? And it?s not healthy for me right now in my life. I want to do something that?s below the radar.?