Latest Entertainment News Headlines

David Fincher and Disney have gotten financing together for 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: Captain Nemo but without Brad Pitt

Feb. 15, 2013by:

David Fincher's long developed remake of 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA has finally secured financing and is moving forward. No word on when production will actually start, but it appears locations are being scouted, which is a very good sign.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Austrailian goverment will be providing Disney a tax break to film Down Under. Scouts are looking at Fox and Village Roadshow sound studios as possible shooting locations for the film.

Last we heard about the movie, Brad Pitt was a possible lead and some Australian news agencies are reporting he is still attached to the project, which The Hollywood Reporter article states is untrue. So, with Fincher also developing an adaptation of the novel GONE GIRL, is 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA: CAPTAIN NEMO going to be made first?

The Jules Verne novel tells the story of a crew "sent to investigate mysterious encounters that are disrupting international shipping, Professor Aronnax, his servant Conseil, and disgruntled harpooner Ned Land are captured when their frigate is sunk during an encounter with the "monster." The submarine Nautilus and its eccentric Captain Nemo afford the professor and his companions endless fascination and danger as they're swept along on a yearlong undersea voyage." Disney previously filmed the novel in 1954 starring Kirk Douglas

Fincher had previously said he envisioned the movie being predominantly CGI, so this could also be a good test run for his potential involvement in a future STAR WARS movie. Disney is likely hoping this can develop into a PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN level franchise.

No start date or release date was announced, but with $20 million in discounts secured, expect more news on this project soon.

MORE FUN FROM AROUND THE WEB

Strikeback
Not registered? Sign-up!
Or

+0
8:58PM on 02/18/2013

Franchise! Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

I admire Fincher as a director and am hip to him leading this remake, but not into what Pirates has become. The original with Kirk Douglas is a masterpiece and if they try to streatch it out into more than one film it could be disasterous. A wonderful novel and first film should not be tarnished to make mega bucks as yet another Disney franchise. They now have Marvel, Star Wars, and Indy, is that not enough?
I admire Fincher as a director and am hip to him leading this remake, but not into what Pirates has become. The original with Kirk Douglas is a masterpiece and if they try to streatch it out into more than one film it could be disasterous. A wonderful novel and first film should not be tarnished to make mega bucks as yet another Disney franchise. They now have Marvel, Star Wars, and Indy, is that not enough?
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
6:49AM on 02/16/2013
After watching TGWDT,i wonder whether fincher is good at doing remakes
After watching TGWDT,i wonder whether fincher is good at doing remakes
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
7:38PM on 02/15/2013
It will be interesting to see how they go with the plot, after seeing the Disney flick I finally read the book and lets just say, ZZZZZzzzzzzzzzz. It was more a book about the wildlife of the ocean then anything else. Lets hope they can get a good story together and not make it about some nutball who recovers an alien ship from the bottom of the ocean to dominate the evil pouting populous of the world., well those that live by a beach.

By the way if that story ends up on SyFy I want my
It will be interesting to see how they go with the plot, after seeing the Disney flick I finally read the book and lets just say, ZZZZZzzzzzzzzzz. It was more a book about the wildlife of the ocean then anything else. Lets hope they can get a good story together and not make it about some nutball who recovers an alien ship from the bottom of the ocean to dominate the evil pouting populous of the world., well those that live by a beach.

By the way if that story ends up on SyFy I want my writing credit.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
6:05PM on 02/15/2013

funding?

Really they had to secure funding at Disney? Really? Disney could just buy Australia. Fucking A. Oh but yea this could be cool with Finchy behind it
Really they had to secure funding at Disney? Really? Disney could just buy Australia. Fucking A. Oh but yea this could be cool with Finchy behind it
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
5:13PM on 02/15/2013
They need to involve Kirk Douglas and "A Whale of a Tale" in some fashion. If they do that I'll be happy!
They need to involve Kirk Douglas and "A Whale of a Tale" in some fashion. If they do that I'll be happy!
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
10:27PM on 02/15/2013
He could make a cameo as a really old sailor reminiscing about days past, when he sings the song.
He could make a cameo as a really old sailor reminiscing about days past, when he sings the song.
5:12PM on 02/15/2013
They need to involve Kirk Douglas and "A Whale of a Tale" in some fashion. If they do that I'll be happy!
They need to involve Kirk Douglas and "A Whale of a Tale" in some fashion. If they do that I'll be happy!
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
4:08PM on 02/15/2013
The last time I simply suggested that I doubted they could ever top the 50s 20k Leagues Under the Sea with James Mason and Kirk Douglas I got like a million and a half thumbs down. So let me just suggest that I'm skeptical, but will be happy to be surprised. The old one is just such a classic and holds a really special place in my childhood, inspiring my love of science fiction.
The last time I simply suggested that I doubted they could ever top the 50s 20k Leagues Under the Sea with James Mason and Kirk Douglas I got like a million and a half thumbs down. So let me just suggest that I'm skeptical, but will be happy to be surprised. The old one is just such a classic and holds a really special place in my childhood, inspiring my love of science fiction.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
7:35PM on 02/15/2013
I agree, as cheese ball as it was in certain parts it still holds up, and is still a favorite of mine as well.
I agree, as cheese ball as it was in certain parts it still holds up, and is still a favorite of mine as well.
3:48PM on 02/15/2013
Are they really adding ':Captain Nemo' to the title???

Why, so kids & simpletons think of the clown fish?
Are they really adding ':Captain Nemo' to the title???

Why, so kids & simpletons think of the clown fish?
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
3:10PM on 02/15/2013
I get a free movie in my head just picturing a David Fincher 20,000 Leagues flick.
I get a free movie in my head just picturing a David Fincher 20,000 Leagues flick.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
View All Comments

Latest Entertainment News Headlines


Top
Loading...
JoBlo's T-Shirt Shoppe | support our site... Wear Our Gear!