David Finch To 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA Remake
David Fincher is negotiating to direct “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea” for Disney Studios, reported The Heat Vision Blog. The remake script will most likely be written by Scott Z. Burns, who is also in negotiations with Disney. The plan is to make “20,000 Leagues” into a dazzling screen sensation similar to “Star Wars”.
“20,000 Leagues Under the Sea” was written by Jules Verne and published way back in 1869. It tells the story of a submarine controlled by a crazy, mad scientist-type captain. The Disney film version has been an on-again, off-again project, depending on who is in control of the Disney ship. Disney’s new production head Sean Bailey is moving forward with the film.
Disney rival studio, Fox is also working on a “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea” movie. Since the book is public domain, anyone can decide to use it. It will be interesting to watch these two movie studios race to be the first submarine launched.