Disney Looking To Remake '20,000 Leagues Under The Sea'
Reported by Outsiders - 06:00 PM 2010.05.16
Disney is in negotiations with David Fincher to direct "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" and have Scott Z. Burns to write, a new take on the classic Jules Verne story.
The project came together after Fincher approached Disney's new production head Sean Bailey settled into his position under new studio topper Rich Ross, then gained steam in the past few days with Fincher and Burns entering talks for deals.
It's not surprising that Disney would revisit "Leagues." Ross has said his mandate is to make wide-appeal, pre-branded entertainment. And while plotlines are being kept submerged, the Fincher/Burns take on the material is described as being in the vein of "Star Wars" or "The Empire Strikes Back." It will aim to be visually dazzling.