Fantastic Four (Miles Teller / Kate Mara) | Anatomy of a Movie

AOM hosts Zach Wilson (@ThatZachWilson), Sara Stretton (#SaraStrettonGetATwitter) and Phil Svitek (@PDSvitek) discuss the 2015 movie Fantastic Four. Fantastic Four (stylized as Fant4stic) is a 2015 superhero film 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, with a screenplay by Jeremy Slater, Simon Kinberg and Trank, the film stars Miles TellerMichael B. JordanKate MaraJamie BellToby KebbellReg E. Cathey, and Tim Blake Nelson. In Fantastic Four, the team must learn to harness abilities gained from an alternate universe to save Earth from a friend turned enemy. In August 2009, development of the film was announced. In July 2012, Trank was hired to direct and Slater to write the screenplay; though the film’s direction is credited to Trank, he criticized the finished film in social media and suggested he had not had final cut rights. In October 2013, Kinberg was hired as a co-writer. By January 2014, Kinberg finished rewriting the script and casting began. Principal photography commenced in May 2014 and concluded in August the same year. The film was shot in Baton Rouge, LouisianaFantastic Four premiered in New York on August 4, 2015, and was released in the United States on August 7. The film received negative reviews from critics and audiences and underperformed at the box office, earning only $25.7 million in North America during its opening weekend.

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