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Will Hugh Jackman Take A Voyage?

Hugh Jackman is director Shawn Levy's first choice to star in 20th Century Fox's Fantastic Voyage , the James Cameron -produced 3D tent pole film. It's early days, but this would give Jackman a big movie to do while he and Fox sort things out with The Wolverine . The film was on a fast track to start production this year, until Darren Aronofsky dropped out as director. They've considered such helmers as Source Code's Duncan Jones and David Slade, but haven't yet hired a helmer. There has also been complications because the Christopher McQuarrie script is set almost entirely in Japan, a country still dealing with the aftermath of the devastating earthquake and monsoon. Pushing the picture back wouldn't hurt Fox that much, because expectations are high for this summer's X-Men: First Class , which would keep the franchise vibrant. It would also keep Jackman and Levy in the Fox fold at a time when their recent collaboration, Real Steel , looks like it co

James Cameron To Produce Cirque du Soleil Film

To Be Shot In 3D Of Course Director Andrew Adamson has begun production on an enterprising family-oriented feature film that marries James Cameron's 3D wizardry with the precision and spectacle of Cirque du Soleil . Deadline reports the untitled film is a hybrid combining narrative storytelling with Cirque performances that are being captured in 3D from different themed Cirque du Soleil shows in Las Vegas. Those performances serve as the backdrop of a magical world where the film's lead character has been transported. The film is being financed primarily by Cirque du Soleil, and Cameron is serving as producer. Also producing are Reel FX Entertainment partners Cary Granat and Ed Jones, Cirque du Soleil, and Adamson's Strange Weather Films' partner Aron Warner. The intention is for this to launch a series of family features that incorporate Cirque du Soleil into their storylines. Adamson, who directed the first two installments of the Shrek and Chronicles of Narnia

Reboot: Fantastic Voyage By: Jonathan Cyfer

Reboot: Fantastic Voyage  By: Jonathan Cyfer If you have never heard of Fantastic Voyage it's probably because you aren't into vintage science fiction. Released in 1966, this is one of a long series of cold war thrillers pitting Americans and Soviets in a race against time to gain a technological advantage that could be used as a weapon. In this case, the weapon is miniaturization; the ability to shrink people and objects down to microscopic size. The plot goes thus. A Soviet scientist named Jan Benes defects and is smuggled out of the Soviet Union to America by a U.S Agent named Grant, heroically played by Stephen Boyd . On the way from the airport, Soviet agents make a desperate attempt to assassinate Benes by crashing a vehicle into the car transporting him. There's a subsequent gun fight but the Soviets are beaten back. Unfortunately, Benes is injured in the crash. There's a blood clot in his brain that has put him into a coma. It's inoperable through conve