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Bryan Singer to Remake ‘20,000 Leagues Under The Sea’

Bryan Singer to Remake ‘20,000 Leagues Under The Sea’Bryan Singer to Remake ‘20,000 Leagues Under The Sea’

Famous American filmmaker Bryan Singer has his next project lined up. Following this summer’s ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’, the director will tackle an adaptation of French writer Jules Verne‘s ‘20,000 Leagues Under the Sea’.

On his 50th birthday, Singer shared a photo on his Instagram account of a ‘20,000 Leagues Under the Sea’ script, explaining, “a story I always wanted to retell since childhood. I promise this will be an epic and emotional adventure for all ages. An adventure very dear to my heart!”

Deadline website reports a fall start date has been scheduled for the film and Singer will soon begin casting for the 20th Century Fox project.

This is another chance for Singer to “launch another franchise at Fox,” so apparently the director and the studio see sequels in this property after they have cooperated on producing successful X-Men film series, the website said.

Without revealing too much, the story contains not only the original characters of Captain Nemo, Ned Land and Professor Aronnax, but also some new and original characters and Sci Fi plot twists culminating in a timeless adventure for all ages”.

The classic science fiction novel was published in 1870. The book was highly acclaimed when released and still is now; it is regarded as one of the premiere adventure novels and one of Verne’s greatest works, along with ‘Around the World in Eighty Days’ and ‘Journey to the Center of the Earth’.

The description of Nemo’s ship, called the Nautilus, was considered ahead of its time, as it accurately describes features on submarines, which at the time were very primitive vessels. Thus, the book has been able to age well because of its scientific theories.

Just few picture-based works have been made on the book including the 1973 European miniseries ‘The Mysterious Island’ in which Omar Sharif appeared in the role of Captain Nemo and Walt Disney’s 1954 live-action film of the same name.

 

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