Guillermo del Toro to direct Fantastic Voyage remake

James Cameron’s Fantastic Voyage remake wants Guillermo del Toro

Pacific Rim 2 may be off the table for God knows how long (argh) but Guillermo del Toro is lining up his next project to follow the awesome Crimson Peak.

THR reports that the Pan’s Labyrinth director is in talks to helm the James Cameron-produced remake of Fantastic Voyage, the 1966 Richard Fleischer classic about a team shrunk down to enter the body of a comatose scientist. Yes, it was recently spoofed in Archer.

Del Toro will also develop the script with his Blade 2 collaborator David S Goyer, who has been working on the project for some time with writer Justin Rhodes.

Cameron has been working on the remake for a while. Director Shaun Levy was attached for a while, but it’s safe to say that we’re much more interested in what del Toro’s vision of Fantastic Voyage looks like.

Del Toro was thought to be working on a small personal project next after Pacific Rim 2 got shunted off Legendary’s schedule, but with no immediate timetable given for Fantastic Voyage, it’s possible he’ll still make that first if he does indeed sign on.

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