The two recent Fantastic Four movies managed to gross over $600 million worldwide between them. However, rather than add another movie to the series and make a Fantastic Four trilogy, they have decided to do away with the current cast and reboot the story from scratch.
The screenplay for the new Fantastic Four movie is being penned by Michael Green, who was the writer for the recent Green Lantern movie. There is currently no confirmed director but 20th Century Fox have apparently got a shortlist of directors lined up for the project.
As for the cast. Well the only person who has so far, rumoured to have been replaced is Jessica Alba, whose role as Susan Storm aka The Invisible Woman has been linked to Abbie Cornish. The Fantastic Four is not speeding along but production is expected to begin late next year, with the movie being readied for a 2013 release.