Fantastic Four director Josh Trank recently posted (and deleted) a tweet confirming rumours of a rift between him and 20th Century Fox.
Trank blamed the negative criticism his film has been receiving since its release completely on Fox by suggesting that his version of the movie was totally different from what eventually hit the big screen.
And Josh Trank deleted his tweet. Good news, I still have it. The oral history lives: pic.twitter.com/AnZQ6ilM9r
— Mike Ryan (@mikeryan) August 7, 2015
During Collider Movie Talk, host/ film critic, John Campea revealed that multiple sources had informed him that 20th Century Fox had agreed to let Josh Trank (Chronicle) film his vision of the Fantastic Four. However, days before the director was to begin filming, Fox pulled the rug from under Trank's feet by taking out several big set pieces.
Campea's sources also verified that Fox took over the third act from Trank and removed the director from the editing room.
"I've got a source, fairly close to the production of this film, who had told me that the movie that Josh Trank and Fox had agreed on making — included 3 really big action set pieces. That was all agreed upon, it was part of the flow of the movie. And a movie is like a puzzle, you have all the pieces in place. You start messing with pieces and suddenly the whole puzzle can look out of whack. And they had agreed upon this vision for a film," said Campea. (via ComicBook)
"And days before production began, Fox came in and made him pull 3 main action sequences out of the film. I was also told, the ending of the film was not even Josh Trank's. At some point they hijacked the editing bay from him. To the point that the editing of the film was done without him."