Fincher Wants Pitt for 20,000 Leagues Remake

Fincher Wants Pitt for 20,000 Leagues Remake


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 The Social Network and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, 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 20,000 Leagues, with Fincher said to be courting buddy Brad Pitt 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?!)


Variety reports that, while Fincher waits for a draft of the The Girl Who Played with Fire script, Disney has put a three-month hold on the filmmaker to see if he can get 20,000 Leagues 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 Kirk Douglas in the original 1954 adaptation of the Jules Verne 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!


Sian's love for movies spawned from having a tight mother whose generosity stretched only to hiring movies once a week for entertainment. As a pre-teen Sian spent more pocket money then she earned on cinema tickets and thus sought a job at the cinema. Over the next decade she rose to be one of the greats in her backwater, six-screen cinema complex, zooming through the ranks from candy bar wench with upselling superpowers, to pasty projectionist, to a manager rocking a pencil skirt. Sian went on to study Journalism at university though feels her popcorn shovelling days were far more educational