According to Variety, Oscar-nominated filmmaker Paul Greengrass (The Bourne Ultimatum, United 93) is in talks to helm a remake of the 1966 sci-fi classic Fantastic Voyage for producer James Cameron’s Lightstorm Entertainment and 20th Century Fox.
The plans would be for the British director to film the special FX-driven adventure movie about a group of scientists miniaturized and shot into another man’s bloodstream to save a life using the same 3D technology Cameron used for his Oscar-nominated Avatar, and if Greengrass signs on, it would be a major departure to his normal M.O. of trying to create gritty realism using handheld cameras. Shane Salerno, who wrote the two “Alien vs. Predator” movies will write the adaptation.
Previously, Roland Emmerich was slated to helm the movie, but that was nearly three years ago, and late last year, Cameron announced that he was interested in producing a remake.