Roland Emmerich to Remake Fantastic Voyage

This remake of the 1966 sci-fi movie “Fantastic Voyage” is one I wouldn’t mind seeing remade with today’s CGI. I actually remember the original, though not by very much. But the whole concept of shrinking a group of people (in some kind of mini-sub, as I recall) and sending them into the body of a dying person to cure him seemed so cool when I first saw the movie. The people in the sub ends up encountering all kinds of things in the human body, made more “dangerous” because the people were so small. But that’s pretty much all i remember, not that it matters anymore, because Roland Emmerich has been tapped to helm the remake for 20th Century Fox.

Here’s a good description of the original from

Scientist Jan Benes, who knows the secret to keeping soldiers shrunken for an indefinite period, escapes from behind the Iron Curtain with the help of CIA agent Grant. While being transferred, their motorcade is attacked. Benes strikes his head, causing a blood clot to form in his brain. Grant is ordered to accompany a group of scientists as they are miniaturized. The crew has one hour to get in Benes’s brain, remove the clot and get out.

Emmerich and Fox have a history — he’s directed mega-hits “Independence Day” and “The Day After Tomorrow” for them, and one suspects Emmerich will have as big a budget as he needs for this remake.

Meanwhile, Emmerich’s got “10,000 B.C.” due out in March 2008.

Roland Emmerich to Remake Fantastic Voyage