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.

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.

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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.