20th Century Fox is shifting production on their Fantastic Four reboot from Vancouver to Louisiana, with shooting scheduled to begin in September.
The move is being attributed to Louisiana state lawmakers who recently shot down a bill that would have reduced the tax incentives that have lured so many Hollywood productions to the state. Louisiana offers a 30% transferable tax credit for in-state costs related to film production, plus a 5% labor incentive for hiring state residents. Fantastic Four will be the first Fox superhero movie to shoot in the state.
No cast members have been officially announced thus far, but we reported in April that Girls star Allison Williams was being eyed for a role, potentially Sue Storm, and that Chronicle's Michael B. Jordan was being considered for Johnny Storm. With production getting under way in just a few months, stay tuned to find out who will be playing the Fantastic Four.