“Inhumans” Director On Tight Schedule

There have been complaints that ABC’s “Marvel’s Inhumans” series looks cheap. Turns out there’s a reason for that.

Roel Reine (“Death Race 2,” “Hard Target 2”), who directed the first two episodes of the series which will premiere in IMAX in two weeks, spoke with CNET about his involvement and says a big reason he was hired was he could do the work quickly and cheaply:

“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 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.”

Reine also says Marvel was strict about continuity and had an executive on hand at all times to keep an eye on things:

“There was always a Marvel executive around me, just to make sure that whatever I did, or whatever we did together, would tie in with other characters in other universes, in other comics, in other series or movies. They’re very protective. These people are very passionate about their product and about characters and about doing the best version of everything.”

The comments come as ABC has revealed a new featurette about the series putting the focus on introducing the key characters. “Inhumans” hits IMAX cinemas on September 1st before starting its regular run on TV on September 29th.