Date: 8th April 2004

Fantastic Four heading for the big screen

Tim Story is to direct the latest big budget Hollywood adaptation of a Marvel comic, the Fantastic Four.

It tells the story of scientist Reed Richards (Mr Fantastic); his love interest Susan Storm (the Invisible Girl); her brother Johnny (the Human Torch); and Reed's best friend, Benjamin Grimm (the Thing).

Stan Lee, who created the Fantastic Four for Marvel, is on board as executive producer, says the Hollywood Reporter.

The Fantastic Four develop superpowers when their spaceship is exposed to cosmic radiation. Their archnemesis is Dr Doom, who turns out to be Reed's old college friend.

Billed as "the world's greatest comic magazine," the comic first appeared in 1962 but the movie will be set in the present day.

Source: Press Release