ComicBook.com is reporting that Bryan Singer (X-Men: Apocalypse) has been tagged to direct a reboot of the Disney classic 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, only this time for 20th Century Fox.
The film has been in development for some time, and at one point there was a version at Disney, which was attached to Fight Club and The Social Network filmmaker David Fincher.
Still fresh from his success with X-Men: Days of Future Past, Singer said in a statement:
“I’m incredibly excited to be working with my friends at Fox, with whom I’ve had such a long and fruitful relationship. Ever since I was a boy and first discovered the 1870 Jules Verne novel, I have dreamt of retelling this classic story. Without revealing too much, it contains not only the original characters of Captain Nemo, Ned Land and Professor Aronnax, but also some new and original characters and Sci Fi plot twists culminating in a timeless adventure for all ages.”
The movie is set to go into production in the fall.
Is this movie now ripe for a reboot? Is there a chance that the studio might be able to put out a superior film to the version by Disney? How closely to the original source material should this new movie be?
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