Fantastic Four reboot will pitch tone between Spider-Man and Chronicle

Less “goofy” than predecessors

Simon Kinberg has been discussing what we can expect from Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four reboot, and has stressed that the tone of the film will be less cartoonish than previous adaptations.

“It’s a much more grounded, gritty, realistic movie than the last couple movies,” says Kinberg. “If I had to say, the tone of it would be somewhere on the spectrum between Spider-Man and Chronicle."

“The other movies were even further on the spectrum of being goofy and fun than Spider-Man,” continued Kinberg, before clarifying that he was referring to the Sam Raimi trilogy of Spidey films.

“Josh Trank’s instincts are to be as realistic and grounded and real with this stuff as possible,” says the producer. “In many ways I would say it’s definitely more of a drama than comedy.”

Directed by Trank and co-starring Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Bell and Miles Teller, The Fantastic Four will open in the UK on 18 June 2015.

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