Guillermo del Toro taking year off

20th Century Fox has been trying to remake Richard Fleischer’s 1966 sci-fi classic Fantastic Voyage since around 2005, and after a few stops and starts, they finally found a director in Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth, Pacific Rim). The last we heard, del Toro and Fox agreed to delay the production so del Toro could handle his press duties for The Shape of Water, the romantic fable that’s being primed for awards season this year.

But now the filmmaker says he’s taking a year off from directing, so what does that mean for Fantastic Voyage?
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Fantastic Voyage remake

Director Guillermo del Toro was going to start shooting the long-in-development and James Cameron-produced remake of Fantastic Voyage next spring but the project is on hold a little bit longer as del Toro might be busy on the awards circuit for his upcoming film, The Shape of Water. Come next fall the director will start shooting the 3D movie, though.

Below, learn more about the Fantastic Voyage remake.

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It’s been a couple of years since we last heard about Fantastic Voyage, which means we’re due for another update on the long-gestating James Cameron project. And this one is definitely worth the wait.

Guillermo del Toro is looking to direct the remake of the 1966 sci-fi adventure, which is set up at 20th Century Fox with Cameron producing through Lightstorm Entertainment. Del Toro, you’ll recall, has a wide-open schedule now that Pacific Rim 2 has been halted indefinitely. But don’t worry, there’s a small, potentially positive update about Pacific Rim 2 here, too.  Read More »

David goyer fantastic voyage

Producer James Cameron has been trying for years to get a Fantastic Voyage remake off the ground, to little avail. The last time we even heard about the project was in 2011, when Shawn Levy was still attached to direct. But now it’s getting new life with some help from David Goyer.

The Man of Steel writer has been tapped to write the treatment for the sci-fi adventure, as well as executive produce. Hit the jump for all the latest updates on Fantastic Voyage.

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While James Cameron is hard at work perfecting Titanic 3D and writing Avatar 2 and 3, he’s also producing a number of other projects including a 3D reboot of Fantastic Voyage. The film has been in development for some years with several A-List directors attached, the latest being Shawn Levy (Real Steel). However, Levy just added Frankenstein and Pinocchio to his dance card, which made it seem like Fantastic Voyage was dead once again. Not the case says the mega-producer.

After the jump, read Cameron’s latest remarks on the remake of the 1966 film about a team of scientists shrunken down to explore the human body. Read More »

After going through several potential directors, it didn’t seem like development on the James Cameron-produced, 3D remake of Fantastic Voyage could get any more complicated. It has. According to The Hollywood Reporter, currently attached director Shawn Levy (Real Steel, Night at the Museum) is considering leaving the project if he can’t land a major star. Unfortunately, Fox would rather not pay for a major star. The exception to that might be Will Smith, who will soon meet with Levy about the project. Sources tell THR that Fox would most likely pony up for Smith but, if that doesn’t happen, Levy could walk. Read more after the jump. Read More »

Director Shawn Levy might have found his muse in the person of Hugh Jackman. The pair already have one film ready for release, October’s Real Steel, and have also decided to team up for a mystery film written by Lost executive producer Carlton Cuse. Plus, even though the release is still several months away, a Real Steel sequel is already being written for the duo. If three films that could potentially team up Levy and Jackman wasn’t enough, Deadline is now reporting that Jackman is Levy’s first choice to star in his James Cameron-produced 3D remake of Fantastic Voyage. Read more after the jump. Read More »

Shawn Levy is the latest director to take the helm for 20th Century Fox and James Cameron. The director of Night at the Museum, Date Night and the upcoming Real Steel has signed on to direct the 3D sci-fi remake Fantastic Voyage, which is about a ship that’s shrunk down to go inside a man’s body. Last year, Paul Greengrass had been attached to direct and rumor had it Cameron, who is producing, wanted Louis Leterrier to direct the film. Last we heard about the project, Laeta Kalogridis (Avatar, Shutter Island) was coming in to do rewrites. Read more after the break. Read More »

It was only hours ago that we heard James Cameron had hired Laeta Kalogridis to rewrite Shane Salerno‘s script for Fantastic Voyage, the big-budget sci-fi remake he’s planning with Fox. At the time there was no director attached, but now a report says that James Cameron has his eye on Louis Leterrier, who last made Clash of the Titans for Warner Bros. Read More »

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Paul Greengrass Not Directing Fantastic Voyage

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Just over a month ago we reported that Paul Greengrass, the director of Bloody Sunday, United 93, Green Zone and the last two Bourne films, would make quite a stylistic change by taking a job directing the remake of Fantastic Voyage that James Cameron is producing. Now, as it turns out, he won’t do that job after all. Instead, Greengrass may direct another large-scale tentpole adventure. Read More »