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Fantastic Four reboot has three rumored director options

08.30.2010

Well, we heard a bunch of casting rumors the other day for the FANTASTIC FOUR reboot, so why not a bunch of director possibilities today?

ComicBookMovie claims they have the inside scoop and says that James McTeigue (NINJA ASSASSIN, V FOR VENDETTA), Joe Carnahan (SMOKIN ACES, THE A-TEAM and David Yates (HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX, DEATHLY HALLOWS) are the three current options being considered to helm the reboot

If we're choosing from those, I would say that Carnahan could probably give them they action packed style they're looking for, though I personally would love to see what McTeigue would do with the characters. I may have hated NINJA ASSASSIN, but i do like the man's style.

CBM also says that Bruce Willis is in talks to voice the entirely CGI Thing. I still can't decide if it's better or worse for him to be CGI or not, as I keep flashing back to the horrific looking Hulk we've seen for two movies, but I guess stone is probably easier to render than skin.

As for the other parts, the man with the world's best agent, Adrien Brody is being considered for Reed Richards, and up and coming hottie Alice Eve might play his wife. Or it might be Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Amber Heard, who kinows. None of that is definite yet either.

As Dave Davis pointed out last time, this movie is really only getting made so the studio doesn't lose the rights, so I don't expect it to be any good, but at least it looks like they're trying to make a decent effort out of it, as ill-conceived as the idea itself might be.

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Extra Tidbit: Have Chris Evans play all of them. I'd watch that.
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2:47PM on 08/31/2010
NINJA was not good, but VENDETTA (even though it was a bad adaptation) was pretty good, so I'm up with McTEIGUE.
CGI Thing... Why not, at least we won't have the flexing-rock syndrome of the 2 last movies... And as far as cast goes I've always thought about Pierce Brosnan as Reed and Charlize Theron as Sue...
NINJA was not good, but VENDETTA (even though it was a bad adaptation) was pretty good, so I'm up with McTEIGUE.
CGI Thing... Why not, at least we won't have the flexing-rock syndrome of the 2 last movies... And as far as cast goes I've always thought about Pierce Brosnan as Reed and Charlize Theron as Sue...
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8:21AM on 08/31/2010

I like Brody and Willis

But I'd rather the rights just revert back to Marvel so I could get my Silver Surfer movie that's never going to get made.
But I'd rather the rights just revert back to Marvel so I could get my Silver Surfer movie that's never going to get made.
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2:51AM on 08/31/2010

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The cool Kirby art is what made me buy the comic when I was a kid. I want a beautiful science fiction film not a bunch of villain fighting.
The cool Kirby art is what made me buy the comic when I was a kid. I want a beautiful science fiction film not a bunch of villain fighting.
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10:54PM on 08/30/2010

Fantastic F NO!

Adrien Brody?! I can't stand that huge nose of his. He'd be good if DC was doing a Hawkman movie, then he wouldn't need a costume. I say keep the same cast except get rid of Jessica Alba or keep her and do a more serious movie without just using her for eye candy. And the stupid unnecessary humor made these movies suck. Can't beat Michael Chiklis as Ben Grimm, but a CGI Thing would be cooler. They just need to make a good movie,not a toy and merchadise seller.
Adrien Brody?! I can't stand that huge nose of his. He'd be good if DC was doing a Hawkman movie, then he wouldn't need a costume. I say keep the same cast except get rid of Jessica Alba or keep her and do a more serious movie without just using her for eye candy. And the stupid unnecessary humor made these movies suck. Can't beat Michael Chiklis as Ben Grimm, but a CGI Thing would be cooler. They just need to make a good movie,not a toy and merchadise seller.
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10:23PM on 08/30/2010
Hollywood wouldn't have to waste so much money on reboots if they would just stop destroying franchises in the first place. Why not try something NEW and ORIGINAL. N-E-W. New. O-R-... ehh, what's the use. That one's a tad too long for their attention spans.

When I watch these bullshit Hollywood blockbusters, I feel like I'm watching preschoolers smudging paint over construction paper and bringing it home to their mommies, who display it on their refrigerator, trying to pass it off as "art".
Hollywood wouldn't have to waste so much money on reboots if they would just stop destroying franchises in the first place. Why not try something NEW and ORIGINAL. N-E-W. New. O-R-... ehh, what's the use. That one's a tad too long for their attention spans.

When I watch these bullshit Hollywood blockbusters, I feel like I'm watching preschoolers smudging paint over construction paper and bringing it home to their mommies, who display it on their refrigerator, trying to pass it off as "art". It's bold, colorful, lacks real substance, and it will be replaced before the week ends.

When will Hollywood graduate to higher standards?
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9:29PM on 08/30/2010

Boooooo (part 2)

No more re-boots!

That is all.
No more re-boots!

That is all.
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5:46PM on 08/30/2010
Though I know it's too late now, I don't want this rebooted. I'd rather see a 3rd film with the current cast from the 1st two movies. (1st two films could have had a better actor for Reed Richards IMO)
Though I know it's too late now, I don't want this rebooted. I'd rather see a 3rd film with the current cast from the 1st two movies. (1st two films could have had a better actor for Reed Richards IMO)
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5:29PM on 08/30/2010

neither one should do it

dont like it at all but do have some options for the voice of thingy. Michael clarke duncan or mickey rourke, bruce willis doesnt have a strong enough voice
dont like it at all but do have some options for the voice of thingy. Michael clarke duncan or mickey rourke, bruce willis doesnt have a strong enough voice
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5:13PM on 08/30/2010
Bah! Lets this go into disney's hands. They would at least do something good with it unlike the others who have screwed the pooch so many times.
Bah! Lets this go into disney's hands. They would at least do something good with it unlike the others who have screwed the pooch so many times.
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4:48PM on 08/30/2010
I'd actually be interested to see what any of those guys brings to the table, since the last guy sitting at the table was Tim Story. As far as I'm concerned, my labrador could do a better job of directing a film than Tim Story.
I'd actually be interested to see what any of those guys brings to the table, since the last guy sitting at the table was Tim Story. As far as I'm concerned, my labrador could do a better job of directing a film than Tim Story.
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4:31PM on 08/30/2010
Frankly, Fox needs to let this property go. I really hope Yates or McTeigue say no to this. There's probably better stuff for them to work on out there. Carnahan could do it seeing as how he hasn't done one good film since Narc (Smokin' Aces sucked and A-Team looked like crap and by the sounds of it, was too)
Frankly, Fox needs to let this property go. I really hope Yates or McTeigue say no to this. There's probably better stuff for them to work on out there. Carnahan could do it seeing as how he hasn't done one good film since Narc (Smokin' Aces sucked and A-Team looked like crap and by the sounds of it, was too)
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3:48PM on 08/30/2010
I just want to see GALACTUS!
I just want to see GALACTUS!
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3:28PM on 08/30/2010
I am not happy about the reboot either, but I always try to have
faith in Marvel movies, at least initially.

Not too keen on the CGI Thing, but I thought the Hulk looked good, so have at it.
I am not happy about the reboot either, but I always try to have
faith in Marvel movies, at least initially.

Not too keen on the CGI Thing, but I thought the Hulk looked good, so have at it.
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3:24PM on 08/30/2010
I'm not really down with any of those options, Yates actually probably has the strongest visual style, I like Carnahan enough, but really? The guy hasn't really delivered on the promise of Narc. "Smoking Aces" was fun, "A Team" was ok, but they are nowhere near Narc. And McTeague is a stretch. If Dean Parisot could work the same magic he did for Galaxy Quest, he could nail the tone of Fantastic Four. Even Edgar Wright, maybe not conventional, but could be interesting at least, doubt he'd touch
I'm not really down with any of those options, Yates actually probably has the strongest visual style, I like Carnahan enough, but really? The guy hasn't really delivered on the promise of Narc. "Smoking Aces" was fun, "A Team" was ok, but they are nowhere near Narc. And McTeague is a stretch. If Dean Parisot could work the same magic he did for Galaxy Quest, he could nail the tone of Fantastic Four. Even Edgar Wright, maybe not conventional, but could be interesting at least, doubt he'd touch it though.
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2:40PM on 08/30/2010
Welllllll, all of those directors are better than the douche who helmed the last two. So I guess we can only go up from here... right?
Welllllll, all of those directors are better than the douche who helmed the last two. So I guess we can only go up from here... right?
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2:12PM on 08/30/2010
OK, if we're really going to go ahead with a reboot, I vote for McTeigue. V for Vendetta has a very unique visual style about it and I'd love to see something like that translated to the Fantastic Four.
OK, if we're really going to go ahead with a reboot, I vote for McTeigue. V for Vendetta has a very unique visual style about it and I'd love to see something like that translated to the Fantastic Four.
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2:10PM on 08/30/2010
All of this news doesn't sound that bad. I think all of those directors are pretty good as I enjoyed Narc, The A Team, Ninja Assasin, V for Vendetta, and the last couple HP films. The casting seems weird as I cannot picture any of those said actors doing this film, but still interesting nonetheless
All of this news doesn't sound that bad. I think all of those directors are pretty good as I enjoyed Narc, The A Team, Ninja Assasin, V for Vendetta, and the last couple HP films. The casting seems weird as I cannot picture any of those said actors doing this film, but still interesting nonetheless
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2:04PM on 08/30/2010
I'm for Smokin Joe, you know he'll do his best and is enthusiastic in his projects.
I'm for Smokin Joe, you know he'll do his best and is enthusiastic in his projects.
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1:59PM on 08/30/2010

YES CGI Thing!

Well at least they are heading in the right direction with having the Thing completely CGI as he always should have been (damn you Chickles).

And come on now the Hulk looked sweet in the Norton one, the Bana one not so much.
Well at least they are heading in the right direction with having the Thing completely CGI as he always should have been (damn you Chickles).

And come on now the Hulk looked sweet in the Norton one, the Bana one not so much.
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2:07PM on 08/30/2010
Your opinion of the Hulks makes me want to cry. I have lost my hope in everything.
Your opinion of the Hulks makes me want to cry. I have lost my hope in everything.
4:26PM on 08/30/2010
Tell it to someone who giave a shit, also i like you or anyone who states it didn't look good never gives any reason for this.
Tell it to someone who giave a shit, also i like you or anyone who states it didn't look good never gives any reason for this.
1:48PM on 08/30/2010
They really need to let this franchise die, and let us all forget the turd nuggets that were FF1 and 2
They really need to let this franchise die, and let us all forget the turd nuggets that were FF1 and 2
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1:57PM on 08/30/2010
Nah man, when done well the FF are a great team and capable of great stories that woudl be outside the general Comic book stories/locals.

I'd love a new movie with Reed discovering the Negative Zone and having to travle there to fight Annhillus or something. That could be epic.
Nah man, when done well the FF are a great team and capable of great stories that woudl be outside the general Comic book stories/locals.

I'd love a new movie with Reed discovering the Negative Zone and having to travle there to fight Annhillus or something. That could be epic.
1:14PM on 08/30/2010
Honestly, I can't see Fox doing any better with this property a second time around. I say fuck it, lets move on.
Honestly, I can't see Fox doing any better with this property a second time around. I say fuck it, lets move on.
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1:13PM on 08/30/2010

extra tidbit

NOW we're talking!
NOW we're talking!
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1:13PM on 08/30/2010

sup, how's life?

he seems nice
he seems nice
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12:55PM on 08/30/2010
Carnahan has a night gritty and sleek vision to his movies. I'd choose him.
Carnahan has a night gritty and sleek vision to his movies. I'd choose him.
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12:54PM on 08/30/2010

Out of all the directors...

I would want to see Joe Carnahan the most. I'm a big fan of all 3 directors, but Carnahan has directed some of my favorite movies, Narc and Smokin' Aces. I think he could bring a great visual experience with all the action that this movie would require. As for Willis voicing the CGI Thing? Meh. I'd rather see The Thing like he was in the original movies, not CGI.

As for cast, my picks would be Jon Hamm - Mr. Fantastic/ Elizabeth Banks - Sue Storm/ Chris Pine - Johnny Storm / Michael Chiklis
I would want to see Joe Carnahan the most. I'm a big fan of all 3 directors, but Carnahan has directed some of my favorite movies, Narc and Smokin' Aces. I think he could bring a great visual experience with all the action that this movie would require. As for Willis voicing the CGI Thing? Meh. I'd rather see The Thing like he was in the original movies, not CGI.

As for cast, my picks would be Jon Hamm - Mr. Fantastic/ Elizabeth Banks - Sue Storm/ Chris Pine - Johnny Storm / Michael Chiklis - The Thing.

The extra tidbt also made me laugh and yes I would see that.
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2:09PM on 08/30/2010
I totally agree with John Hamm and Chris Pine, but I'd rather see Naomi Watts as Sue Storm. Its hard for me to pick a Thing.
I totally agree with John Hamm and Chris Pine, but I'd rather see Naomi Watts as Sue Storm. Its hard for me to pick a Thing.
6:37PM on 08/30/2010
Hells yeah!! I like where you're going with this.

The new ff should have a more dark retro look to it than the old ones, something that I feel James Mcteigue could bring out (even though I was’nt a big fan of Ninja Assassin… if only J. J. Abrams was picked for this one). Other than that, I also feel that Joe Carnahan would do a good job, as he has been more successful with his movies. As far as the cast goes, kudos on the picks, but I also had a few others in mind as well… just
Hells yeah!! I like where you're going with this.

The new ff should have a more dark retro look to it than the old ones, something that I feel James Mcteigue could bring out (even though I was’nt a big fan of Ninja Assassin… if only J. J. Abrams was picked for this one). Other than that, I also feel that Joe Carnahan would do a good job, as he has been more successful with his movies. As far as the cast goes, kudos on the picks, but I also had a few others in mind as well… just spit-balling a few ideas here…

Reed Richards
Matthew Fox
Clive Owen
Brandon Routh

Johnny Storm
Aaron Paul
Ben Foster
Marshal Allman

Susan Storm
Charlize Theron
Rachel Mcadams

I agree with you that going CGI for the thing will be total gob shite of an idea for the reboot, I liked the rock suite, and frankly I can’t think of anyone better than Chiklis to play the Thing

If they are intending to put Dr. Doom in the reboot than
Dr. Doom
Mads Mikkelsen
Viggo Mortensen

Personally, since Fox is a killer of comic book movies, I’m quite dubious of what they will spit out this time with the new reboot. As long as they don’t interfere too much with the creative side of things (which is highly unlikely) then we might just get a good Fantastic Four movie.
12:01AM on 08/31/2010
Giant643438...I love the idea of McAdams for Susan Storm.
Giant643438...I love the idea of McAdams for Susan Storm.
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