THE MOVIE: David Fincher (Social Network) is remaking 1954′s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. The film has yet to be green lit, but Disney has placed a 3-month hold on Fincher while they decide to move forward with the project or not. There’s already a script in the can, which is penned by Seven’s scriptwriter, Andrew Kevin Walker.
Richard Fleischer’s 1954 film starred Kirk Douglas, James Mason, Paul Lukas and Peter Lorre. Based on the book by Jules Verne, the plot involves a ship that’s sent to investigate a wave of mysterious sinkings.
Updates: According to Cinema Blend, looks like Brad Pitt may no longer be attached to the 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea remake. Instead, G.I. Joe’s Channing Tatum is now being approached by the studio.