Thursday, August 2, 2007

20,000 leagues under the sea

(This is not the official movie poster)

New Line has acquired Craig Titley's pitch for an updated version of Jule Verne's novel 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and set it up with Sam Raimi and Josh Donen through their Buckaroo production company, according to Variety. Raimi (director of the Spider-man franchise) will not direct the film.

New Line will develop the film that would look more closely into the background of Captain Nemo as well as that of his prisoners aboard the Nautilus. Disney's original 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, released in 1954, starred James Mason, Kirk Douglas and Peter Lorre in the story of a 19th century expedition to find a mysterious sea creature that's been attacking ships.


Karen said...

Hi ! Am honoured. Would you like to be linked on my blog too ? I'm not much of a movie person. Can't get out of the house with my brood. Am watching DVds at the moment. Will see if you have anything to recommend!

PS I see we like the same background !

Srivalli said...

nice article...looks like you have added more since my last visit to your blog...way to go...


NeoAuteur said...

The novel is a classic. I'll watch the movie when it comes out for sure.

My-Art said...

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Calista said...

Hi my link friend!

How are u?

Captain Nemo and the rest, I liked the book.
I saw Kirk Douglas version but barely remembered.
New version - new effects.