Guillermo Del Toro in Talks to Direct Fantastic Voyage Remake, Pacific Rim 2 is 'Off The Table Indefinitely'

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For several years now, James Camerson has been shepherding and developing a remake of the 1966 sci-fi Fantastic Voyage. At one point, Shawn Levy (Night At The Museum, The Internship) was attached to direct, and a couple of years before, David S. Goyer was hired to write the script. The project slept, but now it's been revived.

Guillermo del Toro will now direct the film that centers on a group of scientists who are miniaturized and sent into a human body in a submarine to remove a blood clot from a colleague's brain. Goyer, who last worked with del Toro on Blade 2, is now writing the script, and will develop the story with del Toro. Meanwhile, Cameron, who supported del Toro's efforts to make At The Mountains Of Madness, will produce.

Here's another bit of news about del Toro's other project: According to the Hollywood Reporter,Pacific Rim 2 is now "off the table indefinitely" despite del Toro and Universal trying to bring the project to life. Pacific Rim was a mediocre film, so I wasn't really upset that it was canceled. That has freed up del Toro to work on new projects, specifically a remake of Fantastic Voyage at 20th Century Fox.