David Goyer Joins James Cameron for 'Fantastic Voyage' (Exclusive)
David Goyer is joining James Cameron on The Fantastic Voyage.
Goyer, who has guided the screen story for The Dark Knight trilogy and Man of Steel, has been tapped to write the treatment for the remake of the 1966 sci-fi classic which is being made by Fox and Cameron’s Lightstorm Entertainment.
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Cameron, Jon Landau, and Rae Sanchini are producing through their Lightstorm banner. Goyer will also executive produce.
Voyage has long been in development and has seen many a scribe come and go, Shane Salerno, Cormac and Marianne Wibberly, and Laeta Kalogridis among them.
The project has been quiet since 2011 but Goyer's involvement kick-starts and will re-engineer what the studio and producers hope to be an event-sized tentpole. It is also now placing the project on the fast track.
Matt Reilly is the studio's point man on the project.
Voyage revolves around a team of scientists who are shrunk to atomic size and sent in a miniature submarine inside the body of a scientist to save his life. The original movie was set during the Cold War, and the scientist was a defector who was in a coma after an assassination attempt.
Goyer, a screenwriter in his own right, has made a name for himself as an architect for tentpoles and franchises. He is writing the screenplay and wrote the story for Warner Bros.; sequel to Man of Steel, the so-far-untitled Batman-Superman movie. He also wrote the treatment for Sandman, adapting the DC/Vertigo series as a possible directing vehicle for Joseph Gordon-Levitt. He is attached to direct The Breach for Lionsgate.
He is repped by WME and Bloom Hergott.
by Graeme McMillan