It’s one of the most fascinating movies that was never supposed to be released, and now we have our first look at a documentary telling the strange tale of Roger Corman’s ill-fated 1990s Fantastic Four film.
The ultra-low-budget film was famously made in the early '90s so producer Bernd Eichinger could retain the rights to Marvel’s First Family, and it was essentially never supposed to be released. But a copy did leak out, and the project has been a cult classic traded on VHS copies among geeks ever since.
This year apparently marks the 20th anniversary of Corman’s edition of The Fantastic Four, and the new documentary Doomed! The Untold Story of Roger Corman’s The Fantastic Four hopes to dig up all the secrets and behind-the-scenes insanity that went into this famed piece of comic filmmaking.
Check out the first clip below and let us know what you think:
Here’s an excerpt from the press release:
The documentary is directed by Film Studies professor and independent filmmaker, Marty Langford and executive produced by LA-based casting director, Mark Sikes. Sikes was the casting assistant on the 1994 Concorde-New Horizons / Neue Constantin co-production, and was on site at Corman’s studio, offices and locations during the 28 day production.
Interview subjects include director, Oley Sassone, editor Glenn Garland, special effects supervisor John Vulich, former Concorde VP of Marketing, Jonathan Fernandez, on set journalist, Chris Gore, casting assistant, Mark Sikes and actors Alex Hyde-White, Rebecca Staab, Jay Underwood, Carl Ciarfalio, Michael Bailey Smith, Kat Green and Joseph Culp. Also interviewed was Hollywood legend and FF executive director, Roger Corman.