It seems like the poor box office performance of Green Zone may be forcing Paul Greengrass to re-evaluate his career direction just a little bit. His next project won’t be anything even remotely political. It will, however, be an FX-driven blockbuster that fully embraces the new 3-D technology. Heat Vision reports that he has signed on to direct a remake of Fantastic Voyage, the 1966 sci-fi film originally directed by Richard Fleischer about a submarine that is shrunken down and injected into a scientist’s bloodstream in order to save his life.
The project has been in development for years, but it was just announced last year that James Cameron had come on board as a producer, and that he planned to re-use assets from Avatar in order to make it happen. It will be very interesting to see how a collaboration between Cameron and Greengrass turns out, since they are both no nonsense filmmakers that are known for butting heads with studio execs and their crew. I think I speak for moviegoers everywhere, however, when I say that the patented Paul Greengrass shaky cam isn’t something anyone wants to see in 3-D. What do you think, are you excited to see Paul Greengrass try something new, or is he just… ahem… selling out?