James Cameron Talks 'Fantastic Voyage' Remake

The producer says the 20th Century Fox project is about two thirds of the way through development.
James Cameron talked with Deadline about the progress of his planned remake with producer partner Jon Landau of the 1966 sci-fi hit Fantastic Voyage.

James Cameron does not plan to direct the 20th Century Fox project, which has Shawn Levy attached to direct.

Here is what James Cameron had to say:

"I gave him my idea about how this should be turned into a love story and he's really run with it."


James Cameron added that it's about two thirds of the way there in the development process.

The original story centers on a group of scientists who are reduced to microscopic size inside a submarine and injected into the body of an ill colleague.

Fantastic Voyage is in development . The film is directed by Shawn Levy.



Sources: Deadline

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  1. Release

    Want. This. xD

    3 years agoby @releaseFlag

  2. Georgia DiPirro

    I agree... well said! @bawnian-dexeus

    3 years agoby @Georgia-DiPirroFlag

  3. CelluloidDreams

    .....Sorry no one can touch Raquel Welch in the original!!!

    3 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

  4. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    With Cameron, the inside of the human body will look like Pandora

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  5. CelluloidDreams

    James Cameron sold himself out along time ago!!

    3 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

  6. Assclown Hypotenuse

    As long as they have some hot chick with sweet t*ts in a tight-fitting wetsuit like Raquel Welch, I'm 1,000 percent behind this remake.

    3 years agoby @Assclown-HypotenuseFlag

  7. Gandoff

    @felipe-11@dan I understand the idea of where the husband is trying to save a loved one. But, to me, it has to be made like Mobey Dick. Meaning, the husband loves his wife so much, he will risk anything, and anyone while inside the their body to save them. But Titanic was a voyage, where a story could take place before, during, then after the sinking. Fantastic Voyage is about going with in someone's body to heal, or study from the inside. My thing is, beside what I already said, where is the love story dynamic to put in love story?

    3 years agoby @gandoffFlag

  8. Replicant

    @gandoff Just remember how Titanic was a epic/historical/disaster event and he managed to make it work as a love story as well, and same thing for Avatar. It doesn't have to be a romance film, but love stories in it help the characters develop.

    3 years agoby @felipe-11Flag

  9. skywise

    @bud2fresh I totaly agree about the titanic 3d issue, but you know all those girls who are now women will flock to see this one again in theaters. I thought the visuals were great for its time but i believe its a movie that definatly does not need a 3d conversion. And the fact that he was so against the conversion proces but now embraces it has let me down on his stance. A bit hypocritical in my mind.

    I have a feeling that the planet hopping in Avatar will be more along the lines of Dune with a limited number of planets in the system but that is just wishfull thinking whereas Star Wars is all over the place. Crossing my fingers on this one.

    3 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  10. bud2fresh

    @skywise Ya know i knew it was only a matter of time before he would use this tech. on some underwater shots.I mean i'm sure he would LOVE to re-release the Abyss in 3-d not saying it needs it but i would rather see that converson than 4 hours of leo and a sinking ship.I'm sure the next movies visuals will far surpase the first and i think thats def. saying something and as far as the whole planet hopping thing i don't know? Thats the part that kinda has my intrest peaked.It's almost like this is the new "Star Wars" for lack of a better term for the younger crowd which is cool with me.Time will surely tell my friend.

    3 years agoby @bud2freshFlag

  11. skywise

    @bud2fresh You know i often say that Cameron may not be a good writer but he is a good storyteller. I looked at Avatar as a novelty and watched it in theaters for the new tech but havnt watched it again. Everything he is saying about the sequels sounds good tho. I am willing to give it another go if he lays off the "save the world" crap. Its not soooo bad i mean Ben Bova has been writing this type of novel for years but...i dont know Cameron laid it on pretty thick. Only time will tell. What do you think about the Underwater Pandora as well as the planet hopping he has planned?

    3 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  12. skywise

    @dan1 your right about the article not really giving many details but as much of an underatred movie as Abyss was when it came out ( i saw it in theaters opening weekend - yes i am that old - and nobody was in the theater) I agree that the tension of that situation would relate well to this story.

    3 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  13. bud2fresh

    I would rather see this ANY day than another Avatar movie.

    3 years agoby @bud2freshFlag

  14. Dan

    @skywise Exactly.

    3 years agoby @dan1Flag

  15. skywise

    Sounds pretty great to me. I think the idea of the love story will work out just fine. Its very human and will give something that even the most stuanch sci-fi haters can relate to.

    3 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  16. Dan

    @gandoff Why not? Guy wants to save his dying wife? Seems like a simple enough idea. Movieweb didn't extrapolate very much, but that's the story idea I've read on other sites, and I don't think it's a bad one. My hope is that we'd get another "The Abyss" type film, that kind of drama, I mean.

    3 years agoby @dan1Flag

  17. Gandoff

    Cameron is a genius. But I doubt this idea to make Fantastic Voyage a love story. It is a purely scientific movie idea. So I don't
    understand how this could become a love story?

    3 years agoby @gandoffFlag

  18. Ghostman

    Could be good, hoping for the best.

    3 years agoby @ghostmanFlag

  19. moviegeek

    Sounds like that Pixar project they're working on that goes inside the human mind.

    3 years agoby @moviegeekFlag