Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Production on Hold On David Fincher's 20000 Leagues Under The Sea

So, it seems that we will have to wait a bit more for the release of David Fincher's 20000 Leagues under the sea... According to SlashFilm Disney is not ready to move forward, even if recently Australia offered to the studios a $21.6 million rebate to shoot the movie in the country, and the movie might not be released before 2015 at the earliest. 

Apparently the delay is coming from casting issues as Brad Pitt who was supposed to play the role of harpoonist Ned Land turned down the role. Rumors said that Channing Tatum would replace him but it didn't worked either. 

Personally i think it will be hard to make a better 20000 Leagues movie than the original one, even with what is possible in our days with special effects. Everything was perfect in 1954 Richard Fleisher's movie, the casting, the submarine design, James Mason as Captain Nemo, the look of the whole movie, etc...

Anyway, we'll see what happen, and in the meantime enjoy this great high-res file of a 1950's 20000 Leagues under the sea poster that personally i didn't knew...

Picture: copyright Disney

1 comment:

Marco Antonio Garcia said...

I also think that it will be very hard to make a better 20,000 leagues movie than Disney's 1954 version, but I would still love to see a new 20,000 leagues movie from Disney, to see what they can do with today's technology.

I thought that it would be a prequel, not a remake, but Ned Land would not be in a prequel.

I think that a prequel would make more sense, but if it is a remake, a hope that they change the story from the 1950's movie and follow Julio Verne's book more, especially the ending that was completely changed, and I also hope that they add exciting scenes that are in the book, but are not in the movie, like the Nautilus crew finding Atlantis; otherwise it won't make sense.

I also hope that they don't make a full CGI Nautilus and also use models that look much nicer.

Brad Pitt would be perfect in the role of Ned Land, but he is not vital to the movie, all they have to do is choose a strong, handsome, middle aged blond man.

Thanks a lot for the poster!