Guillermo del Toro Directing ‘Fantastic Voyage’ Remake

By January 7, 2016

Nobody seems to have quite as many projects attached to them or rumored to be attached to them than Guillermo del Toro. The beloved director has established himself as one of the most visually entertaining filmmakers in Hollywood, regardless of how his last few projects have been received. Now, with Pacific Rim 2 seeming less and less likely though, it looks like del Toro may have found the next property he’s ready to come onboard for, and honestly, it makes complete sense.

Unlike most of the director’s biggest films though, del Toro may be preparing to go to a much smaller scale than he’s usually used to…. well, at least when it comes to his characters.

According to a new report from THR, del Toro is reportedly in talks to direct the remake of the 1966 sci-fi adventure film, Fantastic Voyage, which will be produced by Twentieth Century Fox and James Cameron’s Lightstorm Entertainment. It will also reteam the filmmaker with David S. Goyer, who not only wrote the script for del Toro’s Blade 2, but also wrote the treatment for Voyage, before receiving a full draft from Justin Rhodes.

For those of you that don’t know, the original 1966 film followed a team of scientists who are shrunk down into miniature size and climb inside of a mini submarine to enter the body of another scientist to try and save his life. While the original was set during the Cold War as well, there’s not much news regarding how the remake might play with or alter the plot and setting, but is expected to be one of the bigger blockbusters of its respective year.

I think anyone who’s been a fan of del Toro, or is familiar with his work will be able to see why he might want to make this story. It allows him to not only push his visual boundaries even further, but also offers an exciting and extremely cinematic story that in his hands could be a home run hit. Or it could end up being more style than substance like some of his lesser projects. Either way, it looks like Guillermo del Toro may have finally found his Pacific Rim 2 replacement.

The Fantastic Voyage remake is currently in development.

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Alex Welch

Alex Welch

Alex dreams of meeting a girl with a yellow umbrella, and spends too much time* staring at a movie screen. His vocabulary consists mostly of movie quotes and 80s song lyrics. *Debatable