Director Shawn Levy, producer James Cameron and 20th Century Fox have reportedly been developing a remake of the 1966 science-fiction film Fantastic Voyage for some time now, but now there seems to finally be some real movement on the project. Writer David Goyer has now joined the project to write a story treatment for the project.
Deadline broke the news but there is no word if Goyer will stay on to write a full-fledged screenplay as well. It is possible that he won’t have the time, as Goyer currently has a three-year, first look deal with Warner Brothers, where he is currently overseeing the screenplays for the studio’s DC Comics superhero adaptations as well as serving as producer on their Sandman adaptation.
This is an interesting announcement as over three years ago Cameron stated that they were two-thirds of the way through the story development process. At the time he didn’t say if he and Levy were working with another writer or not, but no matter who was involved it certainly seems as if Cameron underestimated their progress at that point.