Maybe it's an extension of our latently adolescent excitement over the pendingmovie, but we've been thinking a lot about from the of late, especially of the . So it was only a matter of time before we got around to full-length features from the era as well.
As others have noted, obvious comparisons can be made between the microscopic submarine in the 1966 movie Fantastic Voyage and a minuscule robot that's being developed by Israeli scientists. In both cases, the vehicle is designed to travel through the human bloodstream for medical purposes, though presumably the latter will be unmanned.
In the case of the 1-millimeter-diameter bot, according to Coolest-Gadgets, "this is made possible by tiny arms that stretch out, gripping onto vessel walls without causing any harm or injury to the patient." Yikes. Its exact mission has yet to be determined, but one of its possible uses apparently involves prostate surgery. Maybe they should send one to theand automate the entire procedure.