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Random Bit of Awesomeness: At Least it Wasn't This!

Hey Everybody, Rick here with a look at a piece of 1994.  The Fantastic Four movie that never was!  Count on Roger Corman to make something that looks this gloriously awful and awesome all at the same time!  For what it's worth, I love the look of Doctor Doom and the Thing in this trailer! 

Here is a little more background on the movie from Wikipedia....

In 1992, Constantin Film was about to lose its option on the film rights for Fantastic Four, unless production began by December. Without the $40 million in necessary funding for a full-budget film, producer Bernd Eichinger turned to Roger Corman for help.

Constantin Film permitted the director, actors and others involved in the film to believe that the studio intended to release it in theaters, rather than the film being a cinematic equivalent of an ashcan copy. The cast and crew did the film for low salaries after being told that if it did not get released to theaters, it would be used as the pilot for a potential television series.

Filming lasted a month and finished in January 1993, after which post-production began. The cast gave press interviews and attended comic book conventions in good faith. The studio announced a premiere date of 1994, at the Mall of America in Minnesota. In late 1993, the studio announced that the film would not be released because of the budget.

Over a decade later, Constantin Film made a $100 million Fantastic Four film and its sequel, the $130 million Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer.

Enjoy the trailer!
 

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