Guillermo Del Toro’s The Shape of Water is poised for a massive haul on Oscar night, cementing the filmmaker’s status as a true Master of motion pictures. And even though the buzz for Shape is still white-hot, Del Toro’s already pushing ahead on his next project, one certain to tantalize fans of horror, sci-fi, and fantasy: A remake of Richard Fleischer’s 1966 opus Fantastic Voyage!
Omega Underground has learned about some of his crew hirings ahead of the film’s expected fall/winter 2018 production start in Toronto, which we assume will shoot on stages at Pinewood Toronto Studios.
The location has been home for the recent wave of del Toro’s movies including Pacific Rim, Crimson Peak, and The Shape of Water.
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Fantastic Voyage is being produced by 20th Century Fox and James Cameron’s Lightstorm Entertainment. Obviously, this project is still in its infancy, meaning anything can happen between now and the start of production; it’s not clear if Fox’s impending sale to Disney will be a stumbling block. We’ll keep our ears to the ground in order to bring you additional news as details emerge. Stay tuned!
In the meantime, check out the trailer and synopsis for 1966’s Fantastic Voyage below.
Official Synopsis: The brilliant scientist Jan Benes (Jean Del Val) develops a way to shrink humans, and other objects, for brief periods of time. Benes, who is working in communist Russia, is transported by the CIA to America, but is attacked en route. In order to save the scientist, who has developed a blood clot in his brain, a team of Americans in a nuclear submarine is shrunk and injected into Benes’ body. They have a finite period of time to fix the clot and get out before the miniaturization wears off.
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