What do you guys think about Jules Verne‘s classic 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea? Would you like to see this kind of story on the big screen? Well, guess what!
Looks like Disney is very much interested in this adventure project, so the studio is set to name David Fincher in charge for the whole thing! Interesting? Yeah, we thought so, especially since we all remember they had been planning to breathe new life into Captain Nemo last year, with McG on board to direct the mooted $150 million project…
So, we all know Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea is a classic science fiction novel by French writer Jules Verne, published in 1869, which tells the story of Captain Nemo and his submarine Nautilus as seen from the perspective of Professor Pierre Aronnax.
We also know that since 1907, there were various film, television and theatrical adaptations of this novel, but with Disney and Fincher involved in the same project, we also expect big screen spectacle under the sea.
Fincher is best known for his psychological crime thriller Se7en, as well as Fight Club, Zodiac and his recent multi-Academy Award nominee, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. And, the script from which this director will work is written by Scott Z. Burns, who has previously penned The Informant and The Bourne Ultimatum.
But that’s not all! Not only guys from Disney are interested in Captain Nemo’s sea adventures! Scott Brothers, Tony and Ridley also are! This time, script is being written by Travis Beacham (from Clash of the Titans) and the 20th Century Fox studio is in talks with Timur Bekmambetov to direct this version.
Sounds as good as the first information? No doubt! And, just for a record, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea is in public domain, so anybody (even you, if you’re interested) can adapt it without acquiring rights.
So, the big question now is -which version is going to be the first one on the big screen? We must admit that we like both of this info, so we’ll definitely keep an eye on these projects. That’s why you should stay tuned!