Monday, 5 May 2014

David Goyer writing Fantastic Voyage adaption

James Cameron (Avatar) has been attempting to float a new version of the 1960s science fiction adventure Fantastic Voyage for several years now. But despite a variety of actors and directors flirting with the idea, the remake has remained frustratingly locked in development hell. However, Cameron has turned to The Dark Knight (2008) writer David Goyer to at least crack the treatment, which is giving the 20th Century Fox project a much needed a shot to the arm.

The original saw a group of scientists miniaturised and injected into the body of an ailing politician in an attempt to sort out his health issues via their tiny submarine. Of course, the mission doesn't go as smoothly as planned, and the team faces threats from without (the body naturally deploys its defences against the intruders) and within (it turns out there's a traitor among them).

What exactly will happen in the new version, which Cameron is producing with John Landau and Rae Sanchini (Titanic), is being kept secret for now, though according to Deadline it takes place on a somewhat deeper level. With Goyer aboard, 20th Century Fox is apparently willing to push this one on to the fast track, but with no final script and no casting yet, it'll have to wait for a release date.

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