I dread to mention yet another Hollywood remake of a film classic, but yes, it seems a remake is in the works for “Fantastic Voyage” with director Guillermo Del Toro (“Crimson Peak”) and producer James Cameron (“Titanic”) at the helm. Oh how I wish Hollywood would just steer clear of these remakes, considering how abysmal the new “Ben-Hur” turned out to be! At this moment it is still in pre – production. Icon and original “Fantastic Voyage” cast-member Raquel Welch seems to be up to date on the happenings, as she continues to report on Facebook. In the meantime, least anyone forget the amazing original, here are some nice pics of the “Fantastic Voyage” crew, 1966.
“Handsome movie star Stephen Boyd, in town from Hollywood, forgot his wallet when he took beautiful brunette star Raquel Welch from the St. Regis Hotel to see the comedy, “Luv”. Miss Welch, starring with him in ‘Fantastic Voyage’, had no money either, not even enough to take care of the 75-cent fare. But cabbie Bruce Mullins cashed Miss Welch’s $10 check – in the theater rush hour, yet. You’d better never knock New York cabbies to them!” (Detroit Free Press, Feb 15, 1965)”