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Roger Corman’s Fantastic Four Movie to Come to Screens…Sort of



I used to intern for Roger Corman, and the poster above was framed on the wall in his offices – the only movie he made that was never released. I’m sure everyone here knows the story – Marvel wanted the rights back, and Avi Arad paid the producers to never release such a cheap version.

The movie itself will probably never be publicly available, but a new documentary, Doomed, aims to tell the entire story, and will show some of the footage for the first time legally anywhere, alongside in-depth interviews with everyone involved. Curiously, this is NOT a Kickstarter – there’s a website with a PayPal donation button, and DVD presales, along with the above poster for $99 – I presume Corman’s participation in the documentary includes tacit approval of such sales.

Now, let us hope Fox doesn’t pay these filmmakers not to release their footage…

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Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.) Prior to TRV, Luke wrote for publications that include the New Times LA, Los Angeles CityBeat, E! Online, OC Weekly, Geekweek, GeekChicDaily, The L.A. Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Nerdist