James Cameron's Fantastic Voyage Hires Man Of Steel's David Goyer To Write And Produce
At the moment, both James Cameron and David S. Goyer are just a tiny bit busy. The former has been spending the last few months making sure that absolutely everything is perfect and in place before embarking on the three-features-at-once shoot for Avatar 2, Avatar 3 and Avatar 4 that will start later this year, and the latter is working hard behind the scenes of the epic upcoming Batman vs. Superman, which he developed the story for with director Zack Snyder. Those kinds of projects typically keep a filmmaker very focused, but apparently that's not the case for these two.
A new report from The Hollywood Reporter has surfaced saying that Goyer is now set to both produce and work on the script for a remake of Fantastic Voyage that Cameron is set to produce through his Lightstorm Entertainment banner. Those of you who have been following movie news for the last few years are probably very aware of this project, as Goyer is far from the first screenwriter that has been hired for the movie. Since 2009 - when Cameron and his team first announced that the film was in development - the script found itself getting rewrites from writers like Shane Salerno, Cormac and Marianne Wibberly, and Laeta Kalogridis. Presumably Goyer's producing credit means that he will probably be sticking around for a while.
Not only has the Fantastic Voyage remake had difficulty with screenwriters, it's fortune with directors and stars hasn't been very positive either. Over the years, directors like Paul Greengrass, Shawn Levy and Louis Leterrier have been mentioned in connection with the project, while both Will Smith and Hugh Jackman were looked at to play the lead. This film has been in production for so long that it's honestly going to be fascinating to see how it evolved from its earliest version to the final cut (if it actually ever gets that far).
As a writer, producer and director, David S. Goyer has been a part of many different kinds of projects both on the big screen and small, but is easily best known for his work within the comic book movie genre. Looking at just those films, his credits are very mixed quality-wise. His previous credits include hand in the screenplay for all three Christopher Nolan-directed Batman movies, Man of Steel, the Blade trilogy, and Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance. In addition to the untitled Batman vs. Superman - which has already started rolling cameras - Goyer is alsoo developing a new Constantine television series, based on the character from the Hellblazer comics.
For those unaware of the original, Fantastic Voyage tells the story of a team of scientists who are shrunk down to microscopic size so that they can enter the body of one of their associates and save a colleague's life. At this stage in the game it's hard to say when or even if Fantastic Voyage will actually come together, but regardless we will definitely be hearing more about it in the future. Stay tuned!
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