Sunday, May 16, 2010

20K 2.0...


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...

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Heard this mentioned too in person at a Q&A with David Fincher a few months back.

http://qanda.tumblr.com/search/david+fincher
Towards the very end.

Glad to see him he's sparked interest in this project!

Casemanartist said...

"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. :^)

Anonymous said...

New [direct] link: http://qanda.tumblr.com/post/487326625/3-30-10-7-31-pm-butch-cassidy-and-the-sundance-kid

A League Is 3 Miles said...

This is sounding somewhat promising.

jim said...

David Fincher, eh? How about Brad Pitt for Captain Nemo? LOL

jvaldez said...

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.

Adam said...

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.

Truecoat said...

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.

Mr Tremayne said...

And while they're at redoing everything from the '50s, herre comes a live action Cinderella.