One film project I'm getting very excited about is David Fincher's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, which is currently in pre-development over at Disney. Fincher has the talent and ability to develop this story in a way that we've never imagined! He will give this Jules Verne classic the proper film adaptation it deserves.
It was previously revealed that Fincher wants this 20,000 Leagues film to be his Empire Strikes Back, and now the reality of that vision is coming closer to a reality. The film's co-writer Randall Wallace (Braveheart, We Were Soldiers, Pearl Harbor) recently did an interview with MTV in which gives us some insight into the film project, and here's what he had to say:
I loved that project. I think they were developing it in a really smart way. They were developing it, at least I believe this is why they asked me to work on it, they were developing it in a way that had more heart and a more realistic lucidness than what we would think of as the normal fantasy fare. It’s not my project to direct, [but] I can tell you… I am not a great fan of pixels. I understand they’re a tremendous moviemaking tool but what happens to me in most current movies, my actual emotional connection to the story and the characters is removed when I know — like everybody else in the audience knows — that I’m not watching human beings in a physical world
Awesome! The more I hear about the project the more excited I get about it. I just think Disney is putting together a great team of talent to bring the film to life, and I can't wait to see how this all ends up on the big screen!