Writer/Director David S. Goyer has joined James Cameron's upcoming sci-fi reboot Fantastic Voyage. He will be writing a new treatment for the film. The original adventure starred Stephen Boyd and Raquel Welch with Richard Fleischer directing.

The story centers on a team of scientists who are shrunken and board a miniature submarine that is designed to enter the human bloodstream. They go on a mission into the body of a scientist who is suffering from a blood clot. Set during the Cold War, the patient is a defector who goes into a coma after being shot in an assassination attempt.

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This version will utilize the 3D technology that James Cameron created for Avatar. The project had been quiet since 2011, but David S. Goyer is said to have kick-started the studio's excitement about the project, with hopes for an event-sized tentpole picture that could spawn a franchise.

The project has been on the table for quite some time with Shane Salerno, Cormac and Marianne Wibberley and Laeta Kalogridis previously providing scripts.

David Goyer has a long list of writing and directing credits including Man of Steel, Batman Vs. Superman and will be working on Warner Bros/DC Comics' Justice League. He will be producing this reboot with James Cameron, Jon Landau and Rae Sanchini.

No production or casting details have been revealed.