Bryan Singer heads to deep water with monsters with ‘20,000 Leagues Under The Sea’ as next film


Now before you panic about the state of the X-Men movie franchise, director Bryan Singer has said that he has NOT abandoned the X-Men. However, directors cannot stick with one thing forever, and Singer has announced on Instagram his next directing venture, an adaptation of Jule’s Verne’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.

The story was originally made into a film by Disney in 1954, and that film starred Kirk Douglas. The newest adaptation has been in the pipeline for a while, with both David Fincher and McG once attached to direct. However, Singer has made it clear this IS happening as he is not only directing, but as written the screenplay for his version.

It is not clear what Sinnger’s take on the classic adventure tale will be, but my guess is with the current love of monsters in cinema, there will be plenty of them in Singer’s film.

“It’s my 50th birthday (ouch), and I just put the finishing touches on the script for my next film. A story I’ve wanted to retell since childhood,” the director wrote.

“I promise this will be an epic and emotional adventure for all ages! An adventure very dear to my heart. Not abandoning the #xmen universe. Very excited about #xmenapocalypse and beyond. #julesverne #20000leaguesunderthesea #nemo,” he added.

Here’s the synopsis for the book, courtesy of Amazon:

Professor Aronnax, his faithful servant, Conseil, and the Canadian harpooner, Ned Land, begin an extremely hazardous voyage to rid the seas of a little-known and terrifying sea monster. However, the “monster” turns out to be a giant submarine, commanded by the mysterious Captain Nemo, by whom they are soon held captive. So begins not only one of the great adventure classics by Jules Verne, the ‘Father of Science Fiction’, but also a truly fantastic voyage from the lost city of Atlantis to the South Pole.

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A keen enthusiast and collector of all horror and extreme films. I can be picky as i like quality in my horror. This doesn't necessarily mean it has to be a classic, but as long as it has something to impress me then i'm a fan. I watch films by the rule that if it doesn't bring out some kind of emotive response then it aint worth watching.

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