In addition to lining up potential directors Joe Carnahan, David Yates and James McTeigue, Fox is said be setting course for a full-on total CGI vision of the Fantastic Four for their franchise reboot, and Bruce Willis is their pick to voice Ben Grimm. They’ll have to move quickly to get him signed and put the movie into production, though, because it’s reportedly tagged for a 2012 release.
The new details and other casting choices leaked through sources speaking to Comic Book Movie. If they’re all legit, Stephen Moyer is up for the role of Doctor Doom, with Alice Eve pegged for Sue Storm, Kevin Pennington eyed for Johnny Storm and Adrien Brody and Jonathan Rhys Meyers in contention for Reed Richards.
Filming could start as soon as May 2011 if things work out. If they do, we really will have come full circle from a Marvel book inspiring a CGI Pixar movie that spun off a Boom! Studios comic book series and preceded a 100-percent CGI feature film based on the original property.