Release Date: [PROJECT CURRENTLY IN PRODCUTION]
Director: David Fincher (The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo)Cast: TBD
Category: Reinterpretation of Jules Verne's classic adventure novel.
Our take: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea is a movie do-over that people seem ok with. Disney's 1954 adaptation of Jules Verne's tale was a whimsical film filled with sea shanties and crude effects. This new version will be a darker vision, focusing on the relationship between the mad Captain Nemo, Prof. Piere Aronnax and sailor Ned Land.
David Fincher is no stranger to dark worlds and dark characters, but his technical proficiency will surely be tested, as this new 20,000 Leauges will follow in Avatar's footsteps as a Live-action/CGI 3D blockbuster. The script is being handled by the likes of acclaimed writer Michael Chabon (Spider-Man 2) and Fincher's Se7en scribe Andrw Kevin Walker, so the combination of creative talent alone is enough to make us hopeful about this new 20,000 Leagues.