‘Fantastic Voyage’ is a science fiction classic. The 1966 film depicted a team of scientists shrinking down to micro-size and entering a human body, to find a mystical realm of bizarre dangers. Shades of ‘Fantastic Four,’ the American scientists were in a Cold War race with Soviet scientists to accomplish this crazy exploration, which happens to be within the body of a defecting Soviet scientist. The movie was so innovative and popular that Filmation produced a spin-off animated series. And to be honest, the movie ‘Innerspace’ cribbed heavily from the concept.
Since Hollywood loves a remake, a reimagining has long been in the works, with James Cameron now spearheading it. Unfortunately, the movie has been wallowing in development hell for years now. Shane Salerno, Cormac and Marianne Wibberly, and Laeta Kalogridis have all worked on the script. Now a big name is stepping in to either punch up what’s already been written or to submit his own spin on the film classic: David Goyer (Christopher Nolan’s ‘Batman’ movies, ‘Man of Steel‘, ‘Da Vinci’s Demons‘, ‘Constantine‘). Is this super hero scribe up to the task?
The film has actually laid idle since 2011, but now that Goyer has entered the equation, Fox and Cameron’s Lightstorm Entertainment have placed the film back on track and have even fast-tracked it, planning a major tent pole release.
I know some fans dislike Hollywood’s remakes and sequels formula. But with Cameron involved, at the very least expect some mind-blowing visuals and most-likely some pretty huge actors attached.
I will say, however if THIS (or a remix/remake of this) isn’t the theme song, this whole project can just burn in hell.
Hell, put Coolio in it! The very fact that the original movie is based during The Cold War actually makes this Coolio video MORE timely and relevant. Just sayin’. And I’m sure Coolio could use the check. “1, 2, 3, 4 (Sumthin’ New)” was a loooooooooong time ago. While we’re at it, maybe Coolio has Montell Jordan’s phone number. (Ugh, yeah I’m old.)
What do you think? Are you looking forward to a remake of this famous flick?