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 »
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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.
Read more about all these projects and more after the jump. Read More »
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 »
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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In May of last year, we started hearing that David Fincher might direct Disney’s new version of the classic Jules Verne tale 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, about three men who find themselves ‘rescued’ by Captain Nemo, pilot of the high-tech and very secret submarine the Nautilus. Several new versions have been developed in the wake of Disney’s 1954 film, and David Fincher reportedly approached Disney about taking on the film; he was officially hired last December.
The last time we heard anything about the film was thanks to brief comments from Fincher himself, who said Leagues “will be probably 70% CG.” Now the screenwriter, Scott Z. Burns (Contagion), is talking a bit about the project, saying that he and Fincher have jettisoned a good many particulars from the Verne novel. Read More »
David Fincher is a forward-thinking kind of guy. In the ’90s, when digital effects were still relatively young, he put CGI to work in Alien 3, and heavily used digital images to journey through the brain (and the apartment) of Tyler Durden in Fight Club. He has embraced digital cinematography and the various benefits it provides, and employed such extensive CGI work on The Curious Case of Benjamin Button that the skinny version of young Steve Rogers in Captain America is referred to by many as the Ben Button version of Chris Evans.
So it is no surprise to hear that he would be interested in performance capture, and that his version of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea might be primarily created in computer workstations. We’ve known of his attachment to the project for a few months, but other than the fact that it will be 3D, we haven’t heard much from the director at all about his Jules Verne adaptation/remake. But at a Q&A not long ago, he mentioned the project briefly, and those comments are after the break. Read More »
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David Fincher is doing a little work promoting the DVD release of The Social Network, and he sat down for an hour-long interview with Collider. There is some very detailed technical talk about the daily work of using multiple takes to build a scene — great stuff for the hardcore film nerds — and then mentions of future projects like 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, the long-in-development Rendezvous With Rama and The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. Read More »