Paul Greengrass is Directing That Fantastic Voyage Remake!
by Ethan Anderton
March 31, 2010
The lyrics to a Coolio (or David Bowie) song also titled Fantastic Voyage would've been a fun headline, but I digress. Heat Vision reports Paul Greengrass (of The Bourne Supremacy/Ultimatum and Green Zone) is moving away from the politically charged thrillers he's been enveloped in and will direct the long-gestating big budget remake of the 1966 sci-fi flick Fantastic Voyage. Produced by James Cameron's Lightstorm Entertainment, the film will be an updated take on the story which revolves around 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.
I'll harp on remakes as much as some people work on the railroad: all the livelong day. However, Fantastic Voyage is definitely one film that can benefit from a modern remake with all the advancements we've made in special effects. And as you've already assumed, the Shane Salerno (Shaft, AVP: Requiem) script will be coming at you in 3-D. I'm excited for Greengrass to take on such a big budget commercial film that isn't like his usual fare, but at the same time, I'm disappointed because this will probably ruin any chance of a Magic School Bus movie featuring their adventures in the human body. Or maybe it'll fast-track at another studio! Either way, count me in as long as Greengrass keeps the camera a little more steady this time. Thoughts?
Reader Feedback - 9 Comments
I loved the original and welcome a remake.
Mike McRorey on Mar 31, 2010
Wow 3d! Who would've thought?? Salerno's script for AVP2 was horrible, surprised he's not busing tables. This definitely could be remade, but after hearing about everything being remade this comes off not so exciting.
People's Champ on Mar 31, 2010
Yeah Greengrass! For sure a welcome remake. I hope he shakes the sh*t out of the camera!!
Duir on Mar 31, 2010
ok a third remake for this title then (late 80's, Dennis Quaid etc ring a bell? ) well at least its been 20 years since 😀 i will see it but not so hyped about it.
Burak "D'aequitas" on Apr 1, 2010
I loved the original and would welcome a great emake but nowadays whenever I hear a movie is in 3-D I think of children and gimmick and lose interest.
Hattori Hanzo on Apr 1, 2010
Thanks for mentioning the shaky camera work. I loathe the frenetic cameras workings of Greengrass, so obnoxious and distracting.
Voice of Reason on Apr 1, 2010
Great, now we won't be able to see anything because of all the shaky-cam. And judging by the script writer, there won't be much worth seeing anyway.
SlashBeast on Apr 1, 2010
Shaky Greengrass-cam AND 3-D? I'm getting a headache just thinking about that...
already remade as innerspace on Apr 1, 2010
Slide slide slippety-slide...
Dave Lister, J.M.C. on Apr 1, 2010
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