MTV's Movies Blog has solved the great mystery of what will James Cameron's post-Avatar project be. The answer: a 3D (see, Avatar is a "game-changer"!) remake of Fantastic Voyage, but only as a producer.

The 1966 original sci-fi flick -- directed by Richard Fleischer, who also helmed 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea -- follows a submarine crew shrunken down and injected into the body of a nearly-assassinated diplomat in order to save the man's life. For those who haven't seen the film, perhaps you have had the pleasure of getting sick on Disney's EPCOT ride, "Body Wars", which was based on the film.

Before MTV got to the bottom of things, speculation kicked off early on December 9 when Production Weekly's Twitter feed had the following posted: "James Cameron is developing a Shane Salerno-scripted sci-fi action script for Fox, described as an 'event' film set in the future." This caused many to believe that said film would be the Salerno-scripted "Doomsday Protocol", which has been described repeatedly as The Seven Samurai in "outer space". As nauseating as the idea of Fantastic Voyage in 3D is, innards and all, the more pertinent concern is Cameron's future involvement with Salerno, a guy with credits like Armageddon and Aliens vs. Predator - Requiem. The original isn't exactly near and dear to my heart (I'm still harboring "Body Wars" bias), but regardless, I'm just glad to hear Cameron has only committed as a producer.
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