– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Work on Guillermo del Toro’s next directorial effort, Fantastic Voyage, continues. While the film already has a production designer in Tom Meyer, del Toro has also hired Paul D. Austerberry to work alongside him.

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Austerberry most recently worked on del Toro’s most recent film, The Shape of Water, which was incredibly well received both for its story and its visuals — which production design is obviously a big part of. Obviously, this seems to imply that del Toro had a great time working with Austerberry, but it may also give some sort of hint as to the types of aesthetic we can expect for this sci-fi remake.

For those who don’t know, Fantastic Voyage is a remake of the decades-old sci-fi film that sees a band of scientists venture into the human body in microscopic size, tackling the many problems that come with being so small. On the heels of the more personal Shape of Water, this seems like a good return to bigger budget fare for del Toro, as it ups the scale and stakes, but also give plenty of room for director interpretation.

Filming for this project is expected to begin this fall.

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SOURCE: Omega Underground

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.