Walden Media and New Line will begin production on JOURNEY 3-D in Montreal in June, casting Josh Hutcherson (RV, ZATHURA: A SPACE ADVENTURE) opposite Brendan Fraser, reports VARIETY.
Hutcherson will portray the nephew of a geologist (Fraser) who stumbles upon a mystery with strange creatures while on an expedition.
JOURNEY 3-D is an update on Jules Verne’s Journey to the Center of the Earth with visual effects veteran Eric Brevig (an Oscar for TOTAL RECALL, THE ISLAND) making his feature directorial debut. D.V. DeVincentis has written the script, vfx veteran Charlotte Huggins (VIRTUOSITY) is producing and Fraser is exec producing.
Journey 3-D will be shot in live action, with the otherworldly landscapes and creatures supplied by high-definition, photoreal 3-D technology.