The pair would star opposite Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Kick-Ass) in the Legendary Pictures reboot, though official offers are unlikely to be made until Frank Darabont delivers a finished script.
Gareth Edwards, who hit the big time with the critically-acclaimed Monsters, will direct, with production due to start in March.
Plot details are under wraps, but there’s a clearly a lot of buzz around this one, and is certainly promising to see the producers looking towards at locking in exceptional talent before it’s too late.
Unless any major setbacks happen, Godzilla will hit cinemas worldwide on May 16, 2014. Let’s all now pray that it turns out better than the Roland Emmerich misfire of 1998.