Reports from the time alleged that director Josh Trank basically lost his mind while shooting, trying to control every aspect of his actors’ performances down to their blinking, and pushing for a moody tone that the source material didn’t support. Posted August 17, 2017 by Katie RobertsTwo years after the “Fantastic Four” reboot famously flamed out with both fans and critics, star Jamie Bell is reflecting on what went wrong — and says that he really was really disappointed with the flick, too.In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Bell chatted about his role as Ben Grimm, a.k.a. The production was reportedly further derailed when studio 20th Century Fox stepped in to change the story, turning what mess Trank already had into something even more incoherent.While Bell didn’t discuss any of those alleged events specifically, you can read between the lines of his diplomatic comments to gather that he wasn’t exactly happy with how the production went, either. The Thing, and admitted that he still doesn’t really understand how the film got so far off track. I think the film really strived towards those goals. Guess there’s a bright side to everything.[via: Los Angeles Times] At least Bell and costar Kate Mara, who tied the knot earlier this summer, were able to find love in the midst of making a bad movie. But that’s just the way it goes sometimes.That “bitterly disappointed” line is a little heartbreaking, especially since it seems like the actor had such high hopes for the project. I think we were all bitterly disappointed with that film. I don’t know what happened between the launch of the voyage and the arrival. A production begins with the idea to make something that’s unique and original and with integrity. But with something like that, everything starts with the best of intentions. Here’s what he told LAT:There were several things on that movie I was clearly not privy to because I’m just an actor and I just do my stuff on set.


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