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Guillermo del Toro in Talks for ‘Fantastic Voyage’ Remake

Guillermo del Toro is in talks to develop and direct Fox’s remake of “Fantastic Voyage,” produced by James Cameron’s Lightstorm Entertainment.

David Goyer is writing the script for the new “Fantastic Voyage,” in which a team of scientists are shrunk to be sent in a miniature submarine inside the body of a scientist to save his life.

The 1966 original, directed by Richard Fleischer, starred Stephen Boyd, Raquel Welch, Edmond O’Brien and Donald Pleasance and centered on a scientist who had perfected the miniaturization process, defected from behind the Iron Curtain to the West and was left comatose by an assassination attempt. The story was set at the C.M.D.F. (Combined Miniaturized Deterrent Forces) facilities.

Cameron, Jon Landau and Rae Sanchini are producing the remake through their Lightstorm banner. Goyer will also executive produce.

Matt Reilly is overseeing for Fox.

Del Toro most recently directed, produced and wrote Legendary’s “Crimson Peak,” which grossed a disappointing $74 million worldwide for Universal. He had been planning to make “Pacific Rim 2” but Universal removed the sequel from its release schedule in September and has not yet set a new release date.

Del Toro is repped by WME, Exile Entertainment and Hirsch Wallerstein.

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The news was first reported by The Hollywood Reporter.

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