Over the past few months James Cameron has been looking at a number of potential candidates to direct a 3D remake of the 1966 sci-fi movie Fantastic Voyage. Talks with Bourne director Paul Greengrass didn’t work out, but now according to Deadline Louis Leterrier (Clash of the Titans, The Incredible Hulk) may be Cameron’s man.
Apparently “Cameron’s Avatar designers have done everything but build sets for the film that could be ready to shoot early in 2011”. 20th Century Fox just need a director and then to sort out the budget. The plot, while a bit strange, does seem quite interesting. The storyline centers on a dying scientist whose only chance for survival rests with five colleagues who are miniaturized and injected into his bloodstream.
While Leterrier’s Clash of the Titans took a bashing for the 3D conversion (a decision that rests with Warner Bros.), I enjoyed The Incredible Hulk and he has shown he is a capable action director with The Transporter movies. Leterrier just needs a good script which Shane Salerno (Armageddon) is said to have delivered. Laeta Kalogridis, who co-wrote Avatar with Cameron, recently came aboard for a re-write.