Cards on the table, I’ve never been a huge Fantastic Four fan, either in comic book or movie form (okay, the low-budget Roger Corman version is certainly a sight to behold), so I’ve been solidly on the fence about Josh Trank’s upcoming version. Still not entirely sold, this new trailer that just dropped is the best thing we’ve seen from the film thus far.
You definitely see the “body horror” elements Trank has promised come into play, and I have to admit, the Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic stretching effects looks pretty cool in the small glimpses we get here. We also get our best look yet at Dr. Doom, or whetever the hell he’s called here, which is nice.
Here’s a synopsis:
Fantastic Four, a contemporary re-imagining of Marvel’s original and longest-running superhero team, centers on four young outsiders who teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe, which alters their physical form in shocking ways. Their lives irrevocably upended, the team must learn to harness their daunting new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy.
Like I said, I’m not entirely stoked on this, but it looks more and more interesting the more we see. Fantastic Four hits August 7. Check out the trailer below.