Roland Emmerich has been signed to direct a remake of the 1966 science-fiction classic Fantastic Voyage, according to today’s Variety. This is the second time that Emmerich has been attached to a remake of the film. He was interested a decade ago, but the project never got out of development.
The story centers on a crew of scientists and doctors who are miniaturized in a submarine and then injected into a dying man’s bloodstream to remove an impossible-to-operate-on bloodclot. The original starred Donald Pleasance and Raquel Welch.
Michael Wilmer, Emmerich’s partner at the director’s Centropolis Entertainment production house, will produce the film alongside James Cameron’s Lightstorm Entertainment. National Treasure screenwriters Marianne and Cormac Wibberley are in negations to script the update.
Emmerich’s 10,000 BC is set for release on March 7, 2008.