Disney’s ‘20,000 Leagues Under the Sea’ Reboot is in the Works Once Again

Mar 12, 2019

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According to HN Entertainment, Disney’s ‘20,000 Leagues Under the Sea’ reboot is back in active development.

However, that’s really all we know right now. It is also unknown whether or not director James Mangold is still onboard. The ‘3:10 to Yuma’ and  ‘Logan’ director came onto the project back in 2016. That screenplay was from Sebastian Gutierrez (‘The Eye,’ ‘Hotel Noir’). Previously, David Fincher (‘Fight Club,’ ‘Mindhunter’) was planning on directing, with a script by Andrew Kevin Walker (‘Se7en,’ ‘Sleepy Hollow’). But, he went on to direct ‘Gone Girl’ instead.

Mangold’s take on the film was ‘Captain Nemo,’ and it was going to be an origin story for the titular character.

So, is this still the case for the film that’s been coincidentally brought back to life after the success of ‘Aquaman’ and the ousting of Bryan Singer? We’ll just have to see!

(For those out of the loop, Bryan Singer was planning on directing his own ‘20,000 Leagues’ film under 20th Century Fox, also in 2016. That project is most definitely dead.)

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Source: HN Entertainment

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