‘Fantastic Four’ Director Josh Trank Has Canceled The Movie’s 3D Conversion

The latest cinematic take on the Fantastic Four looks solid in previews and teasers, but there’s been plenty of scuttlebutt that the movie’s production has been troubled, and we now have another hint that things may be not quite right behind the scenes. According to director Josh Trank, Fantastic Four will be the only major superhero movie in a long-ass time to not be in 3D. According to Trank, this is an intentional artistic choice…

“I want the viewing experience of ‘Fantastic Four’ to remain as pure as possible for the audience, which means in 2D, just as we shot the movie.”

While it’s true that a lot of movies converted to 3D (rather than shot in 3D to begin with) don’t end up looking great, it doesn’t feel like this statement is telling the whole story. Speculation is that the real reason why the movie won’t be in 3D is because numerous last-minute re-shoots didn’t leave enough time or money for a 3D conversion.

Will Fantastic Four turn out to be a mess? There’s no saying at this point, but at least fans won’t have to pay $13 to find out.

(Via Coming Soon)