Well I didn't see this coming! Filmmaker Paul Greengrass (The Bourne Ultimatum, Green Zone) is currently in talks to direct a remake of the 1966 sci-fi classic Fantastic Voyage for producer James Cameron'sLightstorm Entertainment and 20th Century Fox.
We've been following the production of this film closely, and it looks like it's actually coming together very nicely. I would love to see Greengrass bring this movie to life. He's got such a unique filmmaking style, and I'm very interested to see how his style will translate into a sci-fi 3D action film. The 3D element will be done the same way Cameron made Avatar. This will definitely be a different movie than we are used to seeing Greengrass make.
The original film was made during the Cold War, and revolved around a team of scientists who are shrunk to atomic size and sent on a miniature submarine to save the life of a defecting Soviet scientist. The story then followed the biological adventures the team encounters in trying to save the scientist and themselves. The new film will follow the original story, except the Cold War element will not be there.
The one downside to this film is it's being written by Shane Salerno, who wrote the two crappy Alien vs. Predator films. Roland Emmerich was previously slated to helm the movie, but that was nearly three years ago, and then late last year, Cameron announced that he was interested in producing the remake.
What are your thoughts on Greengrass taking on Fantastic Voyage?