"The Mummy" star Brendan Fraser will star (for Walden Media and New Line Cinema) in a rather new-fangled rendition of the oft-lensed Jules Verne story "Journey to the Center of the Earth" — with one added treat. It’ll be called "Journey 3-D."
According to Variety, "Fraser will portray a geologist who, with his teenage son, discovers a message hidden in an ancient artifact, leading them into a previously unseen world.
Eric Brevig, who won a Special Achievement Academy Award for his visual effects work on "Total Recall," will make his feature directorial debut. D.V. DeVincentis ("High Fidelity") has written the script.
"Journey 3-D" will be shot in live action, with the otherworldly landscapes and creatures supplied by high-definition, photo-real 3-D technology."