David Fincher (Fight Club, Seven) and Brad Pitt (uhh…. Fight Club, Seven) may team up once again for a remake of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.
After impressing audiences with and , director David Fincher has taken his sweet time choosing his next feature project. Fincher reportedly has a number of options on his plate (lucky him!), but it’s rumoured he’s most keen about getting his 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea remake off the ground which has been apparently in the pipeline for a number of years.
There may finally be some serious movement on to lead the project as sailor Ned Land while Disney decides whether to greenlight the film (seriously Disney, you feel the need to think about this?!), with Fincher said to be courting buddy Brad Pitt
reports that, while Fincher waits for a draft of the script, Disney has put a three-month hold on the filmmaker to see if he can get ball rolling. The project hasn’t been given the official ‘go-ahead’ yet, but Disney is now deciding whether to move forward with the remake and toying with the budget. They’ve asked Fincher to hold off on pursuing other projects in the meantime. Things look positive as the conversation turned to casting, with the director looking to put Pitt in the role of Ned Land (played by in the original 1954 adaptation of the novel).
All sounds pretty darn interesting to me! Come on Brad! Shake hands with Mickey Mouse and let’s get this show on the road!