Interview with Inhumans director doesn't inspire confidence in fast, cheap IMAX TV series pilot


Scott Buck strikes again

Judging from the first trailer and the San Diego Comic Con trailer, The Inhumans might be a bona fide disaster.

Excuse me, a bona fide disaster shot in IMAX.

A bigger screen won't fix bland, and this looks like the second Marvel series that showrunner Scott Buck will ruin. (The first was Iron Fist on Netflix.) CNET scored an interview with Dutch director Roel Reiné, who helmed the first two episodes of the show. Unfortunately (and unintentionally), Reiné's comments about The Inhumans make the show sound like fast, cheap dreck.

First of all, the shooting schedule was super-tight. "I had TV schedule time to shoot it with IMAX cameras, 20 days to shoot two episodes. It's nerve-wracking but I come from a low-budget film world, so 20 days for me is luxury."

Reiné continued, saying that he was likely hired because of his ability to work fast and cheap. "I think they liked me for the job because I was able with my action movies to shoot in a very short time, or with very low budgets, action that looks like a big-budget movie."

The director's other credits include low-budget fare like The Scorpion King 2 and Death Race 2. There's nothing wrong with that, but one would think that a more experienced, top-tier filmmaker might be tapped to shoot a two-episode pilot.

Excuse me, a two-episode pilot shot in IMAX.

Hell, Joss Whedon directed the pilot episode of Agents of SHIELD. One early review of The Inhumans on Spoiler TV (which was taken down but preserved on multiple sites) called the pilot "simply awful".

You can see for yourself whether The Inhumans is simply awful or a more complicated awful when it hits IMAX screens on September 1st.

[via CNET]

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