All aboard the good ship Emmerich for a Fantastic Voyage

  • 27 September 2007

What we really need in this age of terrorism, blue tongues and crunchy credit is a remake of 70’s camp-a-thon Fantastic Voyage.

Thank the lord then that Roland Emmerich has stepped up to the plate to bring us just such a wonder.

The Independence Day and Day After Tomorrow director has been maundering on about the project that is effectively a remake of a remake, what with Dennis Quaid and Meg Ryan bringing us the peerless Inner Space in 1987.

Here’s Roland talking about a script penned by James Cameron which he has since rejected: “I said why have you put this in the future? I said let this happen now. It’s so much more cool and fun when we can say to a normal person from now ‘well we’re going to make you microscopic and put you in some submarine which will shrink down and you have to do stuff inside this body.’”

Errrrr…yes. There’s one problem with setting it in the present day of course, to my knowledge medical science has yet to crack what I believe is known as the ‘Tiny submarine/miniature Raquel Welch injection vector’.

These people are paid a lot of money you know, an awful lot of money. “Do stuff inside a body” indeed.

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