Just because a movie rides a wave of buzz after a San Diego Comic-Con panel, there's no guarantee it'll do well at the box office; here are a few examples
Producer Simon Kinberg talked with Collider about making another version. If Fox does make another Fantastic Four movie, it will need a new Dr. Doom. Toby Kebbell played the part in 2015, but when Hey U Guys asked him about a sequel, he was uninterested.
Fifty Shades of Grey dominated the winners list at this year’s Razzies with five total nods, including worst actor, worst actress, worst screenplay, worst screen combo and the big winner of the night, worst picture. The 36th annual satirical awards show, honoring Fifty Shades as last year’s “Most Successful Bad Movie,” was held on Feb. 27, the night before the Oscars.
‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ received six nominations, including Worst Picture, in the 2016 Razzie Awards, tied for the lead with 'Pixels,' 'Jupiter Ascending,' and 'Paul Blart Mall Cop 2'
As filmmakers and actors will tell you time and time again, it is extremely difficult to make a great movie. There are so many factors that need to jibe together, from hiring the best director to finding the right tone to establishing believable chemistry between the leads. For 10 recent examples of how these things can easily go so gloriously wrong, look no further than the following list of our picks for this year’s worst of the very worst.
“At some point, I will grow up and want to tell a more quiet, little story,” says Kinberg, photographed Sept. 15 in his office on the Fox lot. (Photo: Hussein Katz) The founder of Genre Films also discusses how Ridley Scott wasn’t the first choice the direct ‘Martian’ and whether he’d work with director Josh Trank again. This story first appeared in the Oct. 16 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.
The latest big-screen version of The Fantastic Four went down in flames over the weekend, earning just $26.2 million at the box office, thanks to scathing reviews, an all-time low CinemaScore from audiences, and more gossip and drama than a middle-school dance. As previously (and thoroughly) chronicled, the film’s embattled director, 31-year-old Josh Trank, more or less disowned the movie last week, posting a tweet that claimed Fox was responsible for mangling his vision and creating the disastrous final product (which currently has a nine percent rating on review-aggregation site Rotten Tomatoes).
By Kyle Buchanan Poor Fantastic Four! The buzz has been so poisonous for this comic-book movie that after overwhelmingly negative reviews rolled in this week, even director Josh Trank was moved to disavow the film’s final cut. I would argue yes, and I point you to the most audacious thing featured in this very expensive, very sleepy movie: the very fake Reshoots Wig they slapped on female lead Kate Mara. What is surprising, however, is just how little the filmmakers seemed to care about continuity when it came to Kata Mara’s friggin’ head. Related: Fantastic Four Is a Confused, Joyless Mess While this fake-hair snafu might sound like one of the film’s many problems, I actually found it sort of endearing.
In a major blow for 20th Century Fox’s plan to secure the fate of a key superhero franchise, controversial director Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four opened to a dismal $26.2 million from 3,995 theaters at the North American box office after being rejected by critics and audiences alike.
Fantastic Four is struggling to find its footing at the box office this weekend, suggesting that not even superheroes are immune to poor reviews.
A dream come true has officially become a nightmare for Josh Trank, the 31-year-old director who has gone from Next Big Thing to pariah in just a few short years. After the success of his 2012 freshman film, the sci-fi flick Chronicle, Trank was handed the keys to Fox’s newest Fantastic Four film. The film, out today, has received resoundingly negative reviews, and Trank tried to distance himself from it on Thursday night with a (since-deleted) tweet blasting Fox for interfering with the project. January 2015, interview with Collider: Trank explains why Fox hasn’t released any teaser images from The Fantastic Four yet, saying that they want it to be a polished representation of a whole new world that he’s built, which is more of a David Cronenberg-inspired sci-fi/horror film that traditional superhero blockbuster.
‘Fantastic Four’ Trailer Release date: August 7, 2015 Written by: Simon Kinberg, Jeremy Slater, Josh Trank Director: Josh Trank Starring: Miles Teller as Reed Richards / Mr. Fantastic Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm / Human Torch Kate Mara as Susan “Sue” Storm / Invisible Woman
While promoting Fantastic Four, stars Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan, and Jamie Bell sat down for a radio Q&A with the hosts of Atlanta’s Rock 100.5 Morning Show, Steven J. Rickman and Jason Bailey. Co-host Bailey begins the interview with what he called “the obvious question” — how is it that Jordan and Mara are playing siblings Sue and Johnny Storm? “You’re white and you’re black,” Bailey helpfully points out.