Cameron's next science fiction film revealed
James Cameron has revealed what his next science fiction film will be, and it's not any of the projects that anyone thought it would be, in fact it's something entirely different, and it's a remake.
According to the reports Shane Salerno is going to write a new take on the 1966 film Fantastic Voyage, the one starring Stephen Boyd, Raquel Welch, Edmond O'Brien and surprisingly James Brolin as a technician, where the team are miniaturised and entered into the body of a diplomat who has narrowly survived an assassination attempt. They are against the clock to save him, and his body is fighting them as well as the effects of the bullet.
It's a great fun film, and for the time the effects were excellent. It actually won two Oscars, and now James Cameron is planning on remaking it, in 3D perhaps?
As it happens though, according to Variety, he's only producing the film, and it seems that it's the first of many that will capitalise on the technology that has been created for Avatar (Filmstalker review).
So without a director the guesswork for the Fantastic Voyage has begun, with Roland Emmerich and Tarsem Singh both being banded around for the project, and two directors couldn't be found that are further apart in terms of style than these two.
I do think a Singh version of this film would be interesting, much more so than Emmerich, but I can't see James Cameron directing.