"Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea" was one of a string of fantasy-disaster epics turned out by Irwin Allen -- whose credits also included "The Poseidon Adventure," "The Towering Inferno" and the TV series "Lost in Space." "Voyage" -- starring Walter Pidgeon and Joan Fontaine -- was also made into a TV series in 1964 starring Richard Basehart and David Hedison.
Variety said Haythe's story will have the world's most advanced submarine dispatched on a deep-sea salvage mission when it inadvertently takes on a predatory creature from the ocean floor.
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