This latest incarnation of the Fantastic Four is a world away from the primary coloured, pop world of the previous movies, or the Stan Lee/Jack Kirby comic book that launched Marvel back in the early 1960s.
Instead, the template here seems to be the Ultimate Fantastic Four, with much younger versions of Reed Richards (Miles Teller), Sue Storm (Kate Mara), her adopted brother Johnny (Michael B. Jordan), and Ben Grimm (Jamie Bell), an emphasis on hard science (the four intrepid explorers are not transformed into superheroes by heading into space, as per the original comic, but rather another dimension), and a muted, more realistic pallet. We also get out first glimpse of the film's antagonist, in the shape of programmer Victor Domashev/Doom, played by Toby Kebbell (War Horse).
With Trank calling the shots and Simon Kinberg (X-Men: Days Of Future Past) co-writing and producing, Fantastic Four also features Tim Blake Nelson (Lincoln), Reg E. Cathey (The Machinist) and Chet Hanks (Project X). Fantastic Four will be out in the UK on 6 August.