Louis Leterrier to direct Cameron's Fantastic Voyage?

Despite endlessly pimping and prepping AVATAR re-releases, Blu-rays and sequels, James Cameron still somehow has time to work on other projects. He's developing a CLEOPATRA project with Angelina Jolie that he might direct and he's producing a remake of FANTASTIC VOYAGE at Fox. The latter is much further along and just last week it was announced that AVATAR co-writer Laeta Kalogridis had come aboard to work on the script. Now we get word that one of the hottest projects in Hollywood for directors might be closing in on a candidate to step behind the screen.

Despite CLASH OF THE TITANS being one of the worst examples of 3D in recent memory and single-handedly leading the backlash against the format, Deadline is reporting that Cameron has chosen CLASH director Louis Leterrier for FANTASTIC VOYAGE. Frankly, I think it's a very smart move. Leterrier was unfortunately hamstrung on CLASH with numerous last-minute script changes and the corporate decision to go 3D. But if you rewatch THE INCREDIBLE HULK, you'll see a movie that shows a director who's got the chops (and he's certainly got the experience to work on a FX-heavy film like VOYAGE).

The report says that Timur Bekmambetov and Jonathan Mostow had both met with Cameron about the film but that he sparked to Leterrier and that production could begin in early 2011.

In the meanwhile, to satiate your need of movies where people get shrunk and inserted into other people, you can watch the original FANTASTIC VOYAGE or the equally classic INNERSPACE.

Extra Tidbit: Cameron is also hard at work producing AT THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS with Guillermo del Toro.
Source: Deadline



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