September 18 2015

Bryan Singer planning 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea as next film

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

Bryan Singer is planning to move from the X-Men mansion to a cozy little home under the sea.

Taking to his Instagram account on Thursday, Singer announced it was his 50th birthday and that he had just wrapped up the script for the film he has wanted to make since he was a child.

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 #xmen universe. Very excited about #xmenapocalypse and beyond. #julesverne #20000leaguesunderthesea #nemo

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Before anyone freaks out about this being a Disney remake, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea is in the public domain due to its age. At this point anyone who wants to can make any of Jules Verne’s books into a film, and somehow I doubt this will be the only project like this we hear about in the coming years. I mean, it has been a few years since anyone tackled The Time Machine. (2002 was the last one) My feeling is this one has managed to avoid being made for so long partly due to the Disney version and partly because water films are notoriously expensive to make.

Singer says this is his next film, so we’ll have to see where this goes.

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