Roland Emmerich Takes Fantastic Voyage


Roland Emmerich will direct a remake of the 1966 sci-fi film Fantastic Voyage for 20th Century Fox. National Treasure screenwriters Marianne and Cormac Wibberley are in talks to pen the script.

“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 original, directed by Richard Fleischer, starred Raquel Welch and Donald Pleasence.

Emmerich’s Centropolis Entertainment partner Michael Wimer will produce with James Cameron’s Lightstorm Entertainment.

It is Emmerich’s second tour of duty on the project, after being attached a decade ago. The Wibberleys recently took a stab at a draft of “Voyage” that sparked the director’s renewed interest in doing the remake.

Emmerich recently completed 10,000 B.C., which will be released March 7 by Warner Bros.