Skip to main content

Netflix’s Motley Crue Biopic ‘The Dirt’ Is Happening

Toby Kebbell States There Is A Great Version Of Fantastic Four That We Will Never See

According to actor Toby Kebbell, there was a very different Fantastic Four that never made it to movie screens.

The film, in which Kebbell played a drastically re-imagined version of Victor von Doom, was reportedly plagued by massive script revisions, extensive reshoots and, by some accounts, sharp disagreements between director Josh Trank and the studio (Fox) -- which even led Trank to say on Twitter in a quickly deleted post, "A year ago I had a fantastic version of this...you'll probably never see it."

Well, Kebbell apparently agrees. Speaking with The Daily Beast while promoting Warcraft, in which he plays orc leader Durotan, Kebbell got onto the subject of Fantastic Four:

“I tell you, the honest truth is (Trank) did cut a great film that you’ll never see. That is a shame. A much darker version, and you’ll never see it."

There's one problem with this: A darker version of Fantastic Four is not necessarily a better one. Trank's version was already pretty dark, but the Fantastic Four comics were never about darkness -- they were about adventure and exploration and crazy, bright colors and a wild, pulpy sci-fi spirit, a fact that screenwriter/producer Simon Kinberg, himself, recently acknowledged (if you remember, Trank allegedly told his cast not to read the comics).

So, I don't know if Trank's original cut would have been better, but either way, Kebbell added that a lot of the work he himself did was not in the film as released:

"I spent so long figuring out an accent that was from the mid-Eastern bloc, generic enough to be a guy who then lived in America. I figured that out. Unfortunately, I played Doom in three points: Walking down a corridor, killing the doctor and getting into the time machine, and lying on the bench. They were the only times I played Doom. Everything else was some other guy, on some other day...doing some other thing. I was infuriated that he was allowed to limp like that!"

Nevertheless, Kebbell also said he was "very proud" of his work on the film and "just as heartbroken" as the fans whose disappointment turned Fantastic Four into a box-office fiasco. Do you think he's right? Would Trank's "darker" original cut have been superior? Or was this vision of Fantastic Four wrongheaded and, pardon the pun, doomed from the get-go?

Please Leave A Comment-
Source-Blastr

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

NEW Clip From SABOTAGE And Images From Surprise Screening

Things get heated between Arnold and his team in this tense new clip from SABOTAGE. This brand new clip shows how pressure begins to rise between this elite DEA squad, as everything starts unraveling after a big drug bust. From the writer of Training Day and the director of End of Watch, this thriller will have you guessing until the end. Get to the bottom of this mystery on MARCH 28th- but until then, be sure to watch the new clip below.


This past weekend Arnold Schwarzenegger gave fans a BIG surprise at the annual ARNOLD SPORTS FESTIVAL, where he and Joe Manganiello met with fans at a special screening of SABOTAGE! Just after that, the dynamic duo headed over to Chicago for another surprise appearance.


SABOTAGE hits theaters everywhere MARCH 28th, 2014!


In "SABOTAGE", Arnold Schwarzenegger leads an elite DEA task force that takes on the world's deadliest drug cartels. When the team successfully executes a high-stakes raid on a cartel safe house, they think their work i…

Enter For A Chance To Win Passes To See DEN OF THIEVES In OHIO

Enter For A Chance To Win Passes To See DEN OF THIEVES on January 16th at 7:00 PM in OHIO.

Every day, $120mm in cash is taken out of circulation and destroyed by the Los Angeles Branch of the Federal Reserve - unless a notorious, elite crew of bank robbers can pull off the ultimate heist and get to the money first... right under the noses of LA's most feared division in law enforcement.

The film stars Gerard Butler, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, O’Shea Jackson Jr and Pablo Schreiber.



CLICK HERE TO ENTER-

In Theaters January 19, 2018

WEBSITE: http://denofthieves.movie/
FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/DenOfThieves/
TWITTER: https://twitter.com/den_of_thieves
INSTAGRAM: www.instagram.com/denofthieves/
#DenofThieves

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.

SEATING IS LIMITED, SO ARRIVE EARLY.

PASS DOES NOT GUARANTEE A SEAT AT THE SCREENING.

This screening will be monitored for unauthorized recording. By attending, you agree not to bring any audio and/or visual recording device including laptop computers into th…

#WrinkleinTime BEHIND-THE-SCENES CLIP

From visionary director Ava DuVernay comes Disney’s “A Wrinkle in Time,” an epic adventure based on Madeleine L’Engle’s timeless classic which takes audiences across dimensions of time and space, examining the nature of darkness versus light and, ultimately, the triumph of love. Through one girl’s transformative journey led by three celestial guides, we discover that strength comes from embracing one’s individuality and that the best way to triumph over fear is to travel by one’s own light.



Directed by Ava DuVernay from a screenplay by Jennifer Lee based upon the beloved novel by Madeleine L’Engle, “A Wrinkle in Time” stars: Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Michael Peňa, Storm Reid, Levi Miller and Deric McCabe with Zach Galifianakis and Chris Pine.

Discuss this with fellow SJF fans on Facebook. On Twitter, follow us at @SandwichJohnFilms

Please Leave A Comment-