A couple of days ago we posted a short news story about James Cameron being involved in a new futuristic sci-fi action movie written by Shane Salerno. At the time, there was speculation that it might be Doomsday Protocol, a previously announced project written by Salerno, but today we have learned what the mysterious project will actually be: a remake of Richard Fleischer’s 1966 sci-fi film Fantastic Voyage.
Variety reports that Cameron will not direct, but that he is planning to use the same 3-D technology as Avatar — even going so far as to re-use the same “CG mountains, plants, trees, leaves, flowers, bugs”! The movie centers on a scientist who is left comatose after an attempt on his life. His colleagues must shrink down using his own experimental technology and inject themselves into his blood stream to help save his life.
Roland Emmerich was attached to direct the remake once upon a time, but currently it is looking like Tarsem Singh (The Cell, The Fall) may helm the project. If nothing else, it sounds like we can certainly expect some mind-blowing visuals. What do you think, is Fantastic Voyage about due for a remake, and are Cameron and Singh the right team to do it?