According to The Hollywood Reporter, Guillermo del Toro is set to helm a remake of the 1966 sci-fi adventure film Fantastic Voyage, which saw Stephen Boyd, Donald Pleasence and Raquel Welch get miniaturized to travel inside a dying scientist’s body in order to save him from a deadly blood clot.
At this point, it appears that this is still in the negotiation stage, so whether it actually will happen, and when, is anyone’s guess. Still, I’ll say that considering the medical and special effect advances that have been made since the original came out this is one of those movies that is actually ripe for a remake, and if anyone can pull it off well, del Toro certainly is high on the list.
If nothing else, though, this announcement serves as a reminder that the original is one of those movies that I really should revisit soon, as it’s been years since I’ve watched it.
Speaking of the original, here’s the trailer for that one: