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

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

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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.


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Another Fincher/Pitt collaboration? I'm onboard, let's set sail!
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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

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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

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