Greengrass circling the bloodstream of Fantastic Voyage

Paul Greengrass (Green Zone, The Bourne Supremacy) may be leaving behind explosions to look inward with The Fantastic Voyage.

According to Variety, Greengrass is in talks with 20th Century Fox and Lightstorm entertainment to helm a big budget, 3D reboot of the classic science-fiction film. James Cameron, founder of Lightstorm, would be one of the producers on the project, and (slightly worryingly) they’ve brought on Shane Salerno (AVP: Requiem) to adapt the screenplay.

The movie would follow the basic plot of the original, in which a dying scientist’s only hope is five of his colleagues who have been shrunk down and injected into his bloodstream. In the original, they were trying to destroy a blood clot in the brain, but it’s always possible in this age of cancer and AIDS that that will be changed to something more sinister.

The film, which seems made for 3D, was originally to be directed by Roland Emmerich (2012), but he left the project after issues caused by the writers’ strike.

Posted on April 1, 2010 at 11:35 by Lincoln Eddy · Permalink
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  1. Written by genevievelopez
    on 2010-04-01 at 18:46
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    “Maybe this will be a normal field trip.” “With the Frizz'? NO WAY!”

    All I'm saying is I don't need to see it done again.

  2. Written by arkonbey
    on 2010-04-01 at 18:53
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    man. I'm getting really tired of having to ask Hollywood to be original.

  3. Written by Gordon McAlpin
    on 2010-04-01 at 19:25
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    You should probably stop asking.

    They've never been particularly original, and when audiences reward them for their lack of originality, they have no incentive to stop.

  4. Written by arkonbey
    on 2010-04-02 at 11:46
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    too true, but it should not be too much to ask that they at least attempt to re-package something a little bit. I mean, “Innerspace” was a “Fantastic Voyage” re-work and had, at least, the merit of having original elements.

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