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David Fincher's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea is dead in the water!

07.17.2013

Sorry for the headline, I had to. Though you may have already expected it, David Fincher is off 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA and it is no longer in development.

Now that doesn't mean that we won't ever see it pop up again. It's just off the table for now according to The Playlist. The project was constantly delayed due to the fact that they couldn't tie anyone down for the lead and other issues. A couple of months ago there were reports that Disney and Fincher got funding for the film giving promise then news came that it had been pushed again since Pitt had passed on the leading role. The studio had looked at Matt Damon and Daniel Craig for roles but neither wanted to be away from their families on a 140 day production. Fincher had suggested Channing Tatum then the studio shot it down because they wanted someone they knew could carry a big budget like this one especially with all the risks. Disney wanted Liam Hemsworth but Fincher had already moved on.

In the meantime, Andrew Kevin Walker(SEVEN) has been hired to work on the script for THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE. However, if they want to get the sequel out they need to move fast. Both Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara are busy the rest of the year, and BOND 24 is set to start shooting next year since it carries a 2015 release date. So there's a small window there to get something done unless they decide to wait even longer, or get another director. Sony was rumored to be not so happy when they heard that Fincher was helming the adaptation of GONE GIRL.

I know many of you want to see the follow up to THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO but will we have to wait for it? Or would it be okay to hire a different director?

Source: The Playlist

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