George of the Jungle in the Third Dimension

Brendan Fraser’s new “journey” into sight and sound


Finally, Brendan Fraser’s returning in something that should put bums on seats. It’s been too long between drinks Jungle George, too long…

The star of the popular “Mummy” franchise – the third, of which, is currently in the works too – will star in a remake of “Journey to the Centre of the Earth”. This one’s called “Journey 3-D” and will apparently be shot in live action, with the otherworldly landscapes and creatures supplied by high-definition, photo-real 3-D technology. Nice.

The Eric Brevig (“Xena”) directed film will see Fraser play a geologist who, with his teenage son, discovers a message hidden in an ancient artefact, leading them into a previously unseen world.

D.V. DeVincentis, scribe of the funktastic “Grosse Point Blank”, penned the remake, says Variety. New Line will distribute.