According to Deadline Bourne director Paul Greengrass will not be directing a 3D remake of the 1966 sci-fi movie Fantastic Voyage.
Last month we heard Greengrass was talking with Avatar director James Cameron and producer Jon Landau who are producing the film with 20th Century Fox. Landau said “Paul and we want to date a little bit before we put on the ring”, but it seems the date didn’t go as planned.
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. It would have been something different for Greengrass who is known for his serious and gritty films such as United 93 and the Bourne films.
The director will instead focus on a stylized adaptation of Treasure Island that Sherlock Holmes producer Lionel Wigram is working on at Warner Bros.
Cameron and Landau are now looking for a different director to take on Fantastic Voyage.