March 31, 2010
Director Paul Greengrass ("United 93") is in talks to direct a
3D reboot of the 1966 feature "Fantastic Voyage" for 20th Century Fox and James Cameron's Lightstorm Entertainment.
To be produced by James Cameron, "Fantastic Voyage" will be shot in 3D, using the same technologies Cameron and Jon Landau's
Lightstorm used for "Avatar."
The new screenplay is by Shane Salerno ("Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem).
The original film was written by Harry Kleiner, from a story by Otto Klement and Jerome Bixby.
The movie also inspired an animated Filmation TV series and book
series by author Issac Asimov.In "Fantastic Voyage", The US and Soviet Union develop technology
allowing matter to be miniaturized using a process to shrink individual atoms. But the smaller an object is made, the quicker
it will revert back to its original size.
Scientist 'Jan Benes', working behind the Iron Curtain, calculates a way to make the shrinking process work indefinitely and
with the help of the CIA, escapes to the West, but an assassination attempt leaves him comatose, with a blood clot in his
To save his life, 'Charles Grant', pilot 'Captain Bill Owens', 'Dr. Michaels', 'Dr. Peter Duval' and his assistant 'Cora
Peterson' board the submarine 'Proteus', which is miniaturized and injected into Benes.
The ship is reduced to one micrometre in length, giving the team one hour to repair the clot; after that, the submarine will
begin to revert back to its normal size, becoming large enough for Benes' immune system to attack it.
The crew are forced to detour through the heart, inner ear and the lungs. When the surgical laser needed to destroy the clot
is damaged, it becomes obvious there is a saboteur on the mission, with only six minutes remaining to operate and exit the