Director of Previous Fantastic Four Films Talks About What He Learned From Them
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 04.23.2014
Tim Story says he learned a lot...
Tim Story is not one of the biggest names in Hollywood but his movies been a consistent performer at the box office. The director is responsible for this year's surprise hit Ride Along, along with fellow sleeper hit Think Like a Man and a couple little movies known as Fantastic Four and Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer. The director was featured in a Director's Guild of America profile piece and talked about his experience with the profitable but poorly-received Marvel adaptations.
"With those types of big movies, you're directing three movies," Story said. "There's the movie you're shooting, there's the second-unit action
He added, "The other thing I learned from those two Fantastic Four movies, is that sometimes you can be too lax on how much control you give to the visual effects team, or the production design team, or whoever. If you end up in situations and you're not happy with certain things, it's because you didn't stay on top of them...Doing the big movies with the special effects—that's not 100 percent what I set out to do. I wanted to get back to what I knew was in my heart. I think as a filmmaker, there's the bigness of Hollywood, but if you come from small, personal pieces, you want to get back to that at some point."