Posted on Monday, May 20th, 2013 by Angie Han
Progress on David Fincher‘s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea has been pretty slow going. He’s been set to direct since before his last film (The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo) even opened, but Disney’s been hemming and hawing about what it wants to do.
As of today, it looks like they’re still not quite ready to move forward. The Jules Verne adaptation has been stalled yet again, which means we likely won’t see it until 2015 at the earliest. Find out what the holdup is after the jump.
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Briefly: David Fincher‘s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea hasn’t yet been given the green light by Disney, but if that ever happens, Australia is waiting with open arms to welcome the production. The country has offered Disney $22.5m to shoot the film there — that’s a flat payment to bring the production down under. It’s the biggest incentive ever offered by Australia, and even bigger than the offer originally reported as likely to be on the table.
Deadline reports that the green light remains elusive while Fincher and his crew put together a cast for the film. Reportedly, if a good cast comes together, the film will be able to move forward. Having that tax incentive from Australia can’t hurt, and with this news getting out don’t be surprised to hear casting for the film in the next week or so.
Posted on Friday, February 15th, 2013 by Angie Han
David Fincher has been attached to 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea for almost three years now, but Disney’s been waffling on whether or not it actually wants to move forward with the project. Last we heard in October, the studio had decided only to give itself more time to decide.
But now Fincher’s not the only one eager to get things going. The Australian government is offering Disney an eight-figure rebate to shoot Down Under. If all goes well, the project could enter pre-production this year. However, it may do so without previously rumored star Brad Pitt. Contrary to some reports, he is not set to star, or at least not yet. Hit the jump to keep reading.
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Disney can’t decide whether or not it wants to make David Fincher‘s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. That’s not so difficult a position to understand, really. While his fans hold him up as one of the current masters, Fincher’s box office track record is spotty: Benjamin Button and The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo weren’t exactly the hits their respective financiers hoped for. And Fincher has a reputation for making expensive films over which he has utter control.
Disney, having just written down the failure of John Carter, and with big hopes placed on Gore Verbinski’s expensive The Lone Ranger, might not be willing to commit to a risky sea venture with Fincher. But what if Brad Pitt was on board? Read More »
As revealed exclusively here on /Film, Mondo has three Disney posters left to be released. Here’s one of them. It’s a gorgeous rendition of the 1954 live film 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea by artist Ken Taylor. The detail has to be seen to be believed. Check it out below. Read More »
One of the perks of being a film fan is there’s always something to look forward to. We wait and wait for a project to come together and, once the credits roll, we’re immediately looking forward to the next thing. Sometimes it’s what’s coming out next week, other times it’s a sequel and in the case of our favorite directors, it’s whatever they choose to do next. Two directors who fit into that category, who’ve both recently finished films, have just dropped significant hints of which projects they plan to tackle next.
David Fincher‘s The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo came out last month and talk almost immediately began about the sequel, The Girl Who Played With Fire, being greenlit. And while that’s likely the case, it’s looking less and less likely that Fincher will return. Reports are that he’ll finally make a movie he’s been attached to and developing for some time, a 3D remake of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.
Joe Carnahan‘s latest, The Grey, opens in two weeks so he too is eyeing his next project. Like Fincher, his name has been attached to a bunch of different projects but in a new interview he suggested he’ll do the Pablo Escobar drug-drama Killing Pablo next, possibly followed by the crime noir White Jazz.
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With David Fincher doing a lot of interviews for The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo over the past few days, there is a good amount of talk out there about the possible second and third films that could follow Dragon Tattoo. David Fincher doesn’t yet know if he’ll direct those films — or he isn’t yet saying, at least. That’s something that likely won’t be announced until after the film has its first opening weekend, which is coming up in a couple days.
Whether or not those films happen, there are quite a few other projects in Fincher’s queue. Some are movies he might direct, like the Cleopatra film that would star Angelina Jolie, and the pilot for the Netflix series House of Cards. He’s also got 20,0000 Leagues Under the Sea on the docket, and he’s still working as a producer on films like Black Hole (based on the Charles Burns graphic novel, not the Disney sci-fi film) and The Goon. He has offered slight updates on all those projects in the past couple days, and we’ve rounded up his quotes below. Read More »
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Posted on Friday, November 18th, 2011 by Angie Han
Some 16 years after they wowed critics and audiences alike with the serial killer pic Se7en, director David Fincher is set to reunite with screenwriter Andrew Kevin Walker. But those hoping for another dark, twisted thriller probably shouldn’t hold their breaths — the project they’ll be collaborating on is Disney’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, which Fincher has been attached to since last year.
Inspired (but not too closely) by the classic Jules Verne tale, the 3D adventure centers around the determined Captain Nemo of the Nautilus, marine biologist Pierre Aronnax, and harpoonist Ned Land. Or at least it did in its last draft. More details after the jump.
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