For years James Cameron has been working on producing a remake of Fantastic Voyage, but it’s been trapped in development with the likes of Paul Greengrass, Shawn Levy and Louis Leterrier coming and going from the director’s chair (many others, including Darren Aronofsky, Timur Bekmambetov and Jonathan Mostow has flirted with it). Now it may finally be moving forward, with THR reporting that Guillermo Del Toro (Pacific Rim, Crimson Peak) is interested in directing.
David Goyer – who previously worked with Del Toro on Blade II – wrote the script, and it would also reunite the director with James Cameron after their aborted attempt to make a movie version of At The Mountains Of Madness.
The original 1966 Fantastic Voyage, followed a team of scientists who are miniaturised and injected into the body of a colleague, in order to try and save his life. The new version is envisioned as an event-sized tentpole for Fox, although it’s previously been suggested that the studio has had a few concerns about the budget (which is what caused At The Mountains Of Madness to come undone), but hopefully those problems have been ironed out.