Avatar Co-Writer Penning Cameron’s Fantastic Voyage

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According to The Hollywood Reporter, screenwriter Laeta Kalogridis, who worked with director James Cameron on the script for his Oscar-winning blockbuster Avatar–she was officially credited as “Executive Producer”–has been hired for rewrites on the Fox remake of the 1966 sci-fi flick Fantastic Voyage, which Cameron will produce with his Lightstorm Entertainment partner Jon Landau.

The original movie involved scientists who are shrunk down and injected into the body of a sick patient in order to cure them, and “Bourne” director Paul Greengrass had originally been slated to direct the 3D project, which has been in development for many years with earlier screenplays written by Shane Salerno (Armageddon) and Cormac and Marianne Wibberly (National Treasure).

The story also reports that Kalogridis is still working on a script for a live action remake of the Japanese anime Ghost in the Shell for DreamWorks, and on Nine Lives for Jerry Bruckheimer and Disney. ComingSoon.net previously spoke to Kalogridis about the former, while the writer was doing press for Martin Scorsese’s thriller Shutter Island earlier this year.