Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe: The January Sale!
Try 3 issues of Empire magazine for just £1
Must-Have Movie Collectibles
Bid on some classic memorabilia
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
Empire's Avengers: Age Of Ultron Covers Are Here
The Ultrinos are mutating...
Amr Waked Heads For Geostorm
Lucy co-star onboard Gerard Butler thriller
Julianne Moore And Eddie Redmayne Win At The Screen Actors Guild Awards
Birdman nabs ensemble
Quentin Tarantino Adds Three To The Hateful Eight
As shooting starts... Probably literally.
Kaya Scodelario May Set Sail For Pirates 5
UPDATE: Jerry Bruckheimer reveals she's on board
Warner Bros. Aims For The Jetsons Again
The latest attempt is animated
New Westworld Image Arrives
And Jonah Nolan talks his plans for the series
Luke Evans Officially Off The Crow Reboot
He's left the nest
Knock Knock Teaser Trailer Online
Keanu Reeves shouldn't answer the door...
American Sniper Still Atop US Box Office
While Mortdecai flops badly
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
20 January 2015
World War Z Sequel 'A Clean Slate'
Writer Steven Knight is starting afresh
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
Fury (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Gone Girl (2014)
Empire Star Rating
12 Years A Slave (2014)
Empire Star Rating
The Counsellor (2013)
Empire Star Rating
World War Z (2013)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Pitt Going 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea?
David Fincher wants him as Ned Land

19 October 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Variety

submit to reddit

Brad Pitt and David Fincher

Though he stepped aboard the project back in 2010, David Fincher has been taking a slow and steady approach in developing a new version of 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea at Disney. The last time it pinged our news sonar, Andrew Kevin Walker had been hired to rewrite the script into shipshape fashion, and things have been awfully quiet since. But now comes word from Variety that Fincher is trying to get Brad Pitt to play Ned Land in the film.

Land, a sailor and talented hand at the harpoon, was previously brought to life by Kirk Douglas in the 1954 adaptation. If Pitt did agree to play him, he’d naturally be a key part of the new movie alongside whoever agrees to star as Nemo.

The Mouse House has yet to set the green lantern ablaze to kick off even pre-production, so don’t expect swift movement just yet. Fincher is also considering other projects, including Steven Zaillian’s script for The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets’ Nest, which may go ahead despite the perception that Dragon Tattoo didn’t quite perform as well as hoped (though it still made $233 million worldwide, no small achievement for a dark, mature thriller).

It would be intriguing to see the two old Seven / Benjamin ButtonFight Club friends reunite for a big adventure film, but for now, we’re simply going to have to settle for crossing our fingers.


What do you think of Brad Pitt joining 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea?
Another Fincher/Pitt collaboration? I'm onboard, let's set sail!
Hmm, after Benjamin Button I'm not sure these two are made for each other after all.
Isn't the smell of Chanel No.5 going to be distracting on a submarine?
  View results without voting


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Astonishing Ellen Ripley Sculpture
Is that you, Sigourney Weaver?
Arrested Development S4 Extended?
Update: More episodes will be shot!

Your Comments

Nemo needs to be an older gentleman ...
... and a true class act. Top choices would be (in no particular order) Tom Wilkinson, Gene Hackman (tricky what with the retirement and all), Amitabh Bachchan or Anthony Hopkins. More

Posted by Nicky C at 15:11 on 19 October 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Fiding Nemo
I think there was a story a while back about Hugh Bonneville being considered for Nemo More

Posted by musht at 11:53 on 19 October 2012 | Report This Post

Fiding Nemo
Jene Reno, More

Posted by combourg at 11:16 on 19 October 2012 | Report This Post

RE:
Choices for captain Nemo: Christian Bale Benedict Cumberbatch Tom Hiddleston Alexander Skarsgård Hugh Jackman Choices for Pierre Aronnax Liam Neeson Lambert Wilson More

Posted by NeoBrowser at 10:57 on 19 October 2012 | Report This Post

How about a big bearded Gerald Butler as nemo More

Posted by bigdog1000 at 10:46 on 19 October 2012 | Report This Post

How about a big bearded Gerald Butler as nemo More

Posted by bigdog1000 at 10:40 on 19 October 2012 | Report This Post

Love that Fincher!
Would Pitt's star presence mean that an Indian Nemo could be cast? A big, intimidating, unpredictable Indian man a la League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (the comic!!) would be great, thanks! More

Posted by partybee at 09:14 on 19 October 2012 | Report This Post

Interesting
Would be an interesting remake if done well,but my question is who would play Captain Nemo? More

Posted by waggle at 07:44 on 19 October 2012 | Report This Post

Interesting
Would be an interesting remake if done well,but my question is who would play Captain Nemo? More

Posted by waggle at 07:41 on 19 October 2012 | Report This Post

Wrong title.
The sequel to Dragon Tattoo is "The Girl Who Played With Fire". That's the script he will be considering. More

Posted by VwikusM at 07:05 on 19 October 2012 | Report This Post


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
20 Sitcom Spin-Offs That Were Doomed To Fail
From Joey to Ally and back again…

Jessica Chastain Takes The IMDbunker
The Most Violent Year star takes our most random quiz

Five Impressive Oscar Isaac Roles You Didn't Realise Were Oscar Isaac
Welcome to Oscar season...

Johnny Depp And Paul Bettany Talk Mortdecai
How good is your 'Mortdecai face'?

Fables: A Primer
An introduction to Bill Willingham’s wonderfully dark fairy-tale world

12 Hitchcock Remakes Ranked From Best To Worst
Lifeboat in space, anyone?

From Mission: Impossible To Mortdecai: Writer/Director David Koepp Talks Screenwriting
What would you do if you were in charge of the Spider-Man franchise?

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Only £25!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 12 issues of Empire for just £25!
Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)