David S. Goyer, who has been delivering screen stories for many recent hero outings, including The Dark Knight, Man of Steel, Constantine (TV), and Zack Snyder’s upcoming Batman vs. Superman film, has joined James Cameron’s remake of the 1966 sci-fi film Fantastic Voyage. THR is reporting that Goyer is to write the treatment for the film, which is being produced by Cameron’s Lightstorm Entertainment and Fox.
The project has been around for quite some time, with Shane Salerno (Armageddon), Cormac and Marianne Wibberly (National Treasure), and Laeta Kalogridi (Shutter Island) just some of the writers who have been attached at one point or another. The studios, which are planning for the film to be a major tentpole picture, are no doubt hopeful that Goyer’s name will finally set the wheels turning. Once his treatment goes through, Cameron and co. will be passing it along for a writer to pen the screenplay.
The 1966 original, directed by Richard Fleischer (20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Tora! Tora! Tora!, Conan the Barbarian), told the story of crew in a submarine that is shrunken to microscopic size and injected into the blood stream of a scientist in order to remove a brain clot. The film took home two Oscars: Best Art Direction-Set Decoration and Best Special Visual Effects.
Here’s the trailer for the 1966 sci-fi classic Fantastic Voyage. “If you thought it was too late to discover something new on the screen,” states the voice-over. Oh, those were the days…