Hugh Jackman Might Be Taking a 'Fantastic Voyage' with Shawn Levy
After being offered and turning down a role in Snow White and the Huntsman, actor Hugh Jackman still has some time for a project to take on while a new director is being sought for The Wolverine after Darren Aronofsky's unfortunate exit from the production. Well, recently we heard that Shawn Levy was taking on the James Cameron-produced 3D remake of the 1966 flick Fantastic Voyage, and the director wants Jackman to lead it. Deadline says the actor is Levy's first choice to lead the story of a team of scientists shrunk to atomic size and sent on a miniature submarine inside the body of a scientist to save his life.
Levy and Jackman seem to have created quite a healthy working relationship after collaborating on Real Steel. A sequel is already being developed for the robot-boxing venture, and they're also supposed to work together again on some other new action adventure. Apparently Fantastic Voyage doesn't yet have a greenlight, but if Jackman boards and the new draft of the script is solid, then Fox shouldn't have a problem getting the project off the ground. As someone who's looking forward to Real Steel, I think Levy and Jackman working together again on a big 3D project from producer James Cameron sounds pretty damn great. How about you?