Sunday, May 16, 2010
At first, I was looking at the calendar thinking this was an awfully late April Fool's joke...
Holy crap! It appears the Mouse has been quietly working behind the scenes on a reboot of their reboot of the "20,000 Leagues Under The Sea" project. Gone is McG as the director. Gone are the drafts by Bill Marsilli, Justin Marks and Randall Wallace. All their versions are to be swept away and given to someone totally unexpected.
According to The Hollywood Reporter's Heat Vision blog, David Fincher is in talks to helm the remake/re-imagined take on the tale of Captain Nemo. Scott Z. Burns, who's written "The Bourne Ultimatum," "Contagion," and "The Informant!" is working on the screenplay which will be in the vein of "Star Wars" or "The Empire Strikes Back." Consider me interested, I had no problem with the original screenwriters who worked on this, particularly Randall Wallace, but I have no faith in McG touching something like this. He's a poor man's Michael Bay, and coming from me, that ain't saying something complimentary. But I'm now going to be watching this project with much more enthusiasm.
Now, please don't let Will Smith's name become associated with this...
Posted by Honor Hunter at 8:02 AM
Labels: 20000 Leagues Under The Sea, David Fincher, Film, McG, Prequels, Randall Wallace, Remakes, Scott Z. Burns, Walt Disney Pictures
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Heard this mentioned too in person at a Q&A with David Fincher a few months back.
Towards the very end.
Glad to see him he's sparked interest in this project!
"He's a poor man's Michael Bay, and coming from me, that ain't saying something complimentary."
That literally made me LOL! That's going in the quotes section of my Facebook page. :^)
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This is sounding somewhat promising.
David Fincher, eh? How about Brad Pitt for Captain Nemo? LOL
Apparently Fox is also working on a 20k movie but set in the future. Should be interesting to see which studio gets it rolling first.
After reading Fincher's bio, it sounds like he'll be PERFECT for 20k. It wasn't the reboot/remake I was against, it was McG. I'm very glad Disney rethought this one a little.
If Fincher is directing, I wouldn't mind the Fresh Prince being on it. He's probably near the bottom in who I'd cast but in Fincher's hands it wouldn't be a cluster..... You get the idea.
And while they're at redoing everything from the '50s, herre comes a live action Cinderella.
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