Millar Compares ‘Jaw-Dropping’ Fantastic Four Reboot to Alien
Mark Millar is very excited about all the properties he’s consulting on for Fox. One of the most anticipated projects is Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four, which is due in theaters March 6, 2015. In a new interview, Millar talks up the new movie in the same way he’s been promoting projects like The Wolverine. If he’s to be believed, Fantastic Four is going to be reminiscent of Alien in some ways.
“From what I’ve seen and from talking to him — he and I have had dinner a couple of times and we talk quite regularly as well — he’s contemporarising it. I think he’s just making it work for the screen — he’s a great storyteller,” Millar told SciFi Now. “Chronicle, if you think about it, was similar to Fantastic Four in that it was a bunch of people who were transformed into something more than human – that turned out almost his calling card to come and do something like Fantastic Four.”
He continued, “What I wasn’t expecting actually was just how funny and likeable he could make this as well as getting the more awesome moments on screen — I use awesome in the traditional British sense and not the California sense awesome, you know? The Ridley Scott moments, and the Fantastic Four really are jaw-dropping in the same way you feel when you saw Alien for the first time. There’s some moments in this — not to be specific — that are actually gonna be phenomenal on screen and stuff you haven’t seen in a superhero movie before.”