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James Cameron's Next Sci-Fi Project Will Be Fantastic Voyage

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December 11, 2009
Source: MTV

Fantastic Voyage

A few days ago there was a bit of online buzz about James Cameron's next sci-fi project, but we were left without an abundance of information. But now we know a bit more, as MTV just caught up with the director on the red carpet at the London premiere of Avatar and Cameron says the plan is to remake the 1966 sci-fi classic Fantastic Voyage in 3-D, but he is only taking on the role of producer. The original film follows a group of scientists who are miniaturized and injected into another scientist's body to remove a blood clot in his brain to save his life and salvage secret information about miniaturization that only he knows. Read on!

Though it is just another new remake, this is still a high concept, futuristic story that can stand to have a contemporary re-telling. I remember watching the original as a kid, and being absolutely captivated by the possibility of shrinking, which of course led to more interest in films like Honey, I Shrunk the Kids and the adventures of The Magic School Bus. But that's another story for another day. And on top of that, this is a film that can truly stand to benefit from digital 3-D so the audience can feel immersed inside the human body. While I wish Cameron was taking this on as director, I'm sure he'll find the right director for the job.

Also, while we're thinking about Fantastic Voyage, I want to point out that this isn't exactly breaking news. Way back in 2007, we reported that Roland Emmerich was going to be helming this remake. He eventually dropped off to make 2012, but before doing so he went on to explain that James Cameron had sent him his early script for Fantastic Voyage and he hated it. He even explained why it was so bad in an interview. So it looks like Cameron had Shane Salerno write another new draft before rebooting this project. Interested?

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Reader Feedback - 14 Comments

1

i cant imagine a movie about this being non-cheesy, even with cameron

Zetty on Dec 11, 2009

2

Am sure we dont need another remake of this story, the original was great and the 80's sort of remake Inner Space, even tho it was a bit pish it was alright viewing for a come down on a sunday afternoon after a wonky night out.

LV 426 on Dec 11, 2009

3

As long as the shrunken scientists don't enter via a rectum I'll be OK. Last thing my kids need to see is a giant asshole in 3D.

Kayle on Dec 11, 2009

4

Put Rick Moranis in the leading role and I am there.

Gonnarentit on Dec 11, 2009

5

Wow...if Emmerich thought the script was bad then it must have been REALLY bad...

peloquin on Dec 11, 2009

6

Fantastic voyage? Yes 3D? No

JakeTheSnake on Dec 11, 2009

7

You cannot beat the original with Steven Boyed and Raquel welsh, Donald plesants it will ruin Fantastic Voyage in 3D

Cineprog on Dec 11, 2009

8

So remakes and reboots are bad news until James Cameron is involved? No thanks.

Pete on Dec 11, 2009

9

I thought JM Stracyzinski was writing this? Or was that the draft Cameron didn't like?

Moviequill on Dec 11, 2009

10

bro you're thinkin of Forbidden Planet - I can see how you confused it with FV. I did too, initially

sedna on Dec 11, 2009

11

all well and good until you read the fucking 3-D part, christ they welcoming the death of cinema with open arms.

Xerxex on Dec 12, 2009

12

They already did this in a Mighty Boosh episode and in the Family Guy and in almost every cartoon series in the 90's and Osmosis Jones (though that wasn't a shrunken person but still set in the human body)

El Hoopso on Dec 13, 2009

13

--At almost half a billion dollars a film --we wonder if the long rich and decades stale Cameron is now -like the rest of Hollywood -being entirely underwritten by the most awesome genocidal regime in history ---across the Pacific! Probably. We also wonder if those -uh -'missing' 70 million people EVER bother him? Probably NOT...

nano X on Dec 16, 2009

14

--At almost half a billion dollars a film --we wonder if the long rich and decades stale Cameron is now -like the rest of Hollywood -being entirely underwritten by the most awesome genocidal regime in history ---across the Pacific! Probably. We also wonder if those -uh -'missing' 70 million people EVER bother him? Probably NOT...

pt hnry on Dec 16, 2009

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