David Goyer (Batman Begins, Man of Steel) is the latest writer said to be taking on the long-gestating Fantastic Voyage at 20th Century Fox.
Set to be produced by James Cameron and to make use of the same 3D technology he used for Avatar, Fantastic Voyage is about a scientist who is dying of a blood clot. His only chance for survival is for five scientist colleagues to be miniaturized in a ship, and injected into his bloodstream.
The film is a remake of the 1966 original, directed by Richard Fleischer and starring Raquel Welch and Donald Pleasence.
The project has come close to moving forward a few times, most recently three years ago when Shawn Levy was nearly set to direct and rumored headliners included Will Smith and Hugh Jackman.
“‘Fantastic Voyage’ I’ve been working on with Jim Cameron for the last seven months,” Levy told us in 2011. “We’ve got a script and a world design that we love. It’ll be an underwater, 3D action sci-fi extravaganza.”
Previous writers on the project include Shane Salerno, Laeta Kalogridis, Marianne Wibberley and Cormac Wibberley.