It may be the truth or not, it’s sometimes best to just shut up. Especially before the premier date.
Last August 6, 2015 at exactly 6:43 pm, Josh Trank implied his frustrations about not getting the creative freedom he wanted while making Fox’s Fantastic Four.
Trank deleted the tweet above but I guess he doesn’t know how the internet works.
Some critics say that it was a bad move from the young director. Not only because it showed him as being unprofessional but because he tweeted this on the day before the premier of his movie. He probably changed a lot of movie goers’ minds and accidentally had them see Shaun the Sheep or something else instead. Thus, probably one of the reasons why the film flopped on the weekend box-office. Box-Office analysts think that his tweet cost about $10 million.
A representative from 20th Century Fox denied that the studio had stopped the filmmaker from producing his vision.
“We stood behind Josh’s vision for the film as we stand behind all of our filmmakers at Fox,” – Chris Aronson, Fox’s distribution chief.
Source: Comic Book Movie