With 2012′s ‘Chronicle’, director Josh Trank brought a new spin to the super hero movie genre, employing a “found footage” look, meaning the movie is supposedly spliced together from hand-held film footage shot by the characters in the movie itself. This technique was similarly employed in ‘Cloverfield’ and perhaps most famously in ‘The Blair Witch Project’. Now it seems Trank will also utilize this technique in the controversial remake of ‘The Fantastic Four’.
When asked whether Trank would indeed use found footage in ‘The Fantastic Four’ movie, Fox’s President of Production, Emma Watts stated rather matter-of-factly:
“It’s Josh, so it can’t not have that feel. That’s his talent, that’s what he does and that’s what excites him about it.”
She went on to discuss the controversial cast:
“It is a really interesting young cast [Michael B. Jordan, Miles Teller, Kate Mara and Jamie Bell], and [Trank] is the magnet that’s brought them all together.”
She certainly seems to be in support of Trank’s vision, although some fans are skeptical. The thought of adding in the found footage feel is sure to raise even more eyebrows. (Here’s a thought: since Trank was removed from ‘Chronicle 2′, do you think he’s using ‘Fantastic Four’ as a substitute?)