Fantastic Four (2015 film)
|Directed by||Josh Trank|
|Based on||Fantastic Four
by Stan Lee
and Jack Kirby
|Distributed by||20th Century Fox|
|Box office||$168 million|
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Fantastic Four (stylized as FANT4STIC) is a 2015 American superhero filmloosely based on the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same name. It is the third theatrical Fantastic Four film to be distributed by 20th Century Fox, and a reboot of the Fantastic Four film franchise. Directed by Josh Trank, who co-wrote the screenplay with Jeremy Slater and Simon Kinberg, the film stars Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara, Jamie Bell, Toby Kebbell,Reg E. Cathey, and Tim Blake Nelson. In Fantastic Four, the team must learn to harness their superhuman abilities gained from an alternate universe to save Earth from an associate turned enemy.
Development of the film began in 2009 after Fox announced plans to reboot the franchise. Trank was hired to direct in July 2012 and the principal characters were cast in January 2014. Principal photography began in May 2014 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and lasted for two months. Dissatisfied with the production, Fox executives mandated reshoots, which took place in January 2015. Fantastic Four premiered at Williamsburg Cinemas in New York City on August 4, 2015, and was released on August 7 in the United States.
The film was a major critical and commercial failure, grossing $168 million worldwide against a production budget of $120 million. Reviewers criticized the film for its characterization, storylines, acting and special effects. At the 36th Golden Raspberry Awards, it won in the categories for Worst Director, Worst Prequel, Remake, Rip-Off, or Sequel, and Worst Picture (the latter tied with Fifty Shades of Grey), and was also nominated for Worst Screen Combo and Worst Screenplay.