Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Fantastic Voyage...Again

Hollywood's fascination with the re-make continues with talks that Fantastic Voyage will be the latest to succumb to the modern makeover.

The plot is simple. Five scientists agree to be miniaturised in order to undertake some intricate medical procedures. From the inside. However, the human body is hostile, and there's a traitor in their midst.

The 1966 original starred Donald Pleasance and Raquel Welch whose tighty-white outfit was almost as hard to believe as she as a medical expert. Forty plus years of special effect development will replace the glittery looking sets (blood vessels) and globular blobs (white blood cells). We hope.

View the vintage trailer here.

In the 80s the subject was re-visited with Innerspace, a romp with Dennis Quaid as the miniature pilot accidentally injected into a hyperchondria-riddled Martin Short. The on-screen chemistry (pun intended) between Quaid and bride-to-be Meg Ryan was more memorable than the film itself.

The re-make is to be directed by Shawn Levy (Real Steel), and Hugh Jackman is being considered.

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