June 22, 2024

Bryan Singer Making 20,000 Leagues Adaption

According to Bryan Singer’s Instagram page, the next film will be an adaption of the Jules Verne classic “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.” He posted a picture of the script, along with this statement:

“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. I promise this will be an epic and emotional adventure for all ages! An adventure very dear to my heart.  Not abandoning the #xmenuniverse. Very excited about#xmenapocalypse and beyond.”

The last big screen adaption of the book was Disney’s Academy Award winning 1954 film starring Kirk Douglas and James Mason, although there have been a variety of television and straight to video versions produced. One could look at this as yet another non-original story being produced, but there is a number of Victorian Era science fiction works of literature (particularly by Jules Vern and H.G. Wells) that haven’t had a proper film adaptations, particularly with today’s technology. If this film is successful at all, expect to see a slew of classic science fiction books being adapted.


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