David Fincher says 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA will be in 3D, has “a lot of films” that could be his next

With his latest film, THE SOCIAL NETWORK, getting more than its fair share of awards, and his English language take on The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo set for a release in December of 2011, director David Fincher is looking towards the future, and now we know what that will in fact be.

In speaking with Collider (in what is one hell of a long and massively interesting interview), the director revealed that his upcoming take on the story of 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea will in fact be in 3D. According to the director, he has “a lot of movies that could be my next film,” so while we may not know what will in fact follow up DRAGON TATOO, we do know that it may involve his first foray into 3D. Continue reading

David Fincher signs on for 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA

David Fincher is in the midst of a whirlwind. Not only is he storming into awards season on the strength of his critically acclaimed THE SOCIAL NETWORK while in the process of filming his American remake of THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO, but he has just been announced as the director for the remake of 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA. 

Screen Rant confirmed that Fincher will begin production on Jules Verne's sci-fi classic in late 2011, which means a late 2012 or summer 2013 release date is likely. Continue reading

GATW Podcast Ep. 10: The Great Toon Swoon

The SHREK series is one that has met much financial and critical success since the first film was released back in 2001. The series has already grossed over a billion dollars just from the first three films, and finally, DreamWorks has decided to wrap up the series with SHREK FOREVER AFTER. The film's release inspired us to talk about our favorite animated films of all time. Since Hollywood's animation has moved more in favor of CG, we decided to include all forms of animation in our lists. And boy, our tastes in animated films are very eclectic!

You can check out the episode and its synopsis after the break! Continue reading

Tony and Ridley Scott also diving 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA

Oh, Hollywood. You are so hilarious. That's right, Gordon and the Whalers, there is now a second 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA flick under construction. Earlier in the week, you all read (since you all read GATW every chance you can get) that David Fincher would be helming what would apparently only be the first of two film adaptations  of the timeless Jules Verne story, but now it seems as if Tony and Ridley Scott will also be tackling the project.

Heat Vision is reporting that the duo has been in talks recently with CLASH OF THE TITANS co-screenwriter Travis Beacham, as well as WANTED director Timur Bekmambetov, for the film. I'd hire him based on his name alone, but he does seem a good fit for the project. Continue reading

David Fincher to helm 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA adaptation

David Fincher

You really can’t go wrong when David Fincher is attached to a film.

That is why, if The Hollywood Reporter is to be believed, Disney’s upcoming take on the Jules Verne story, 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea, just became one film that I’m anxiously anticipating.

The outlet is reporting that, after approaching Disney executives with the hopes of helming one of the studio’s upcoming tentpole projects, he is now in talks to helm their formerly McG-led adaptation of the famous story. The film is set to be penned by Scott Burnes, writer of THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM and THE INFORMANT, and is drawing comparisons to THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, in the tone and style of film Fincher is looking to craft. Continue reading

SFIFF 2010: Live score of 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA to be performed

A yearly feature done by the San Francisco International Film Festival is having a contemporary musician create and premiere a new musical score for an epochal silent film, and the new score is performed live at the festival. The 53rd SFIFF has announced the film and musician that will be featured this year, and many of you are probably familiar with the musician, or at least his band. Continue reading

Disney drops 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA


I'm definitely not the biggest fan of McG. Look no further than the CHARLIE'S ANGELS movies to see why. I was willing to give him a chance on TERMINATOR: SALVATION, mostly because I desperately wanted a great film and because the trailers looked so damn cool, but even that was a disappointment.

Now, to the delight of many, McG has left the director's chair of CAPTAIN NEMO: 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA now that Disney has decided to halt work on the movie, which was supposed to start production early next year. Fortunately, the project doesn't seem to be dead in the water, only temporarily on hold. Continue reading