Brendan Fraser is about to plan an unusual vacation. Instead of hitting Italy or Hawaii or Yosemite, he's going to the center of the Earth.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the "George of the Jungle" star is set to topline Walden Media's 3-D version of Jules Verne's "Journey to the Center of the Earth." Production on the sure-to-be-costly project will begin in the center of the Earth (also known as Montreal) on June 10 with veteran visual effects supervisor Eric Brevig directing.
The film's plot involves a scientist trapped in an Icelandic cave with his nephew. They soon discover that the only way out is right through the middle of the Globe. As to the mechanics of how that's going to work out, we'll leave that to Fraser and the filmmakers.
The 1959 filmed version of the book starred James Mason and earned a trio of technical Oscar nominations.
Fraser was most recently seen in last year's best picture winner "Crash." His other recent credits include "Looney Tunes: Back in Action" and "The Quiet American."