Producer James Cameron has found a director for his upcoming remake of the classic 1966 sci-fi movie Fantastic Voyage: Paul Greengrass (Green Zone, United 93).
Greengrass, who is also know for amping up the Bourne series of movies, directs a movie that will reportedly remain faithful to the original, a story about a medical team that is shrunk in a miniaturized submarine and injected into the body of Soviet scientist to save him from a lethal blood clot.
The news was reported on The Hollywood Reporter's Heat Vision blog:
The director is in talks to direct Fox's long-gestating remake of the 1966 sci-fi thriller which is being produced by James Cameron's Lightstorm Entertainment. The original "Voyage," made during the Cold War, revolved around a team of scientists who are shrunk to atomic size and sent on a miniature submarine to save the life of a defecting Soviet scientist. The story then followed the biological adventures the team encounters in trying to save the scientist and themselves.
The movie will also take advantage of state-of-the art medical imaging technology, Cameron has said, and will reportedly make use of the latest computer visual effects and the gimmick du jour, 3-D.