Paul Greengrass Will Not Direct That Fantastic Voyage Remake
by Ethan Anderton
May 20, 2010
Though we heard at the end of March that director Paul Greengrass (Green Zone, Bourne Ultimatum) would helm the remake of the 1966 sci-fi flick Fantastic Voyage Deadline reports he has dropped out of the project to focus on developing the newly discovered Warner Bros adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic adventure novel Treasure Island from Sherlock Holmes producer Lionel Wigram. Greengrass was never locked in to direct Fantastic Voyage officially, so this isn't exactly Earth-shattering news, but at the same time, he's also not committed to Treasure Island just yet, as they are still trying to secure a writer.
Apparently the trades blew the scoop out of proportion since producers James Cameron and Jon Landau never confirmed Greengrass' official attachment during press conferences. However, since he was being courted for the project, he was the first and only director to see Shane Salerno's much buzzed about script. All that will change soon enough though, as Cameron and Landau are on the hunt again for a name director to take on this 3-D fueled high concept story about a team of scientists who are shrunk to atomic size and sent on a miniature submarine inside the body of a scientist to save his life. So who should direct this?