‘Fantastic Voyage’ Seeks Will Smith; Shawn Levy Close to Bailing?

7782877.jpgCould the James Cameron-produced Fantastic Voyage be doomed never to leave port? THR reports that director Shawn Levy (Date Night, Real Steel) is considering exiting the big-budget remake of the 1966 sci-fi flick, as “momentum on the project has slowed a bit because finding the right cast has proven tough.”

To be more precise, finding the money to find the right cast has proven tough. According to THR, Fox is reticent to shell out the cash necessary to attract a big name that would lend the project some star power. Nevertheless, Levy is readying a pitch for Will Smith, with whom he is set to meet “in the next couple weeks.” Landing one of Hollywood’s few truly bankable stars, THR suggests, could convince Fox to flinch on its no-stars stance.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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