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Australia Lobbies For Disney’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea


Australia really wants Disney to dock production of David Fincher’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea on its shores. How badly? Well, the government is offering the studio $22.5 million to bring production to the country, Deadline reports. The deal is still contingent on casting, though, which hasn’t been publicly discussed since the fall.

Last we heard, back in October, Fincher wanted Brad Pitt on board as Ned Land in the latest version of Jules Verne’s seminal sci-fi novel. The film version, which was penned by Se7en and The Wolfman writer Andrew Kevin Walker, is now apparently being called 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: Captain Nemo.

At this point, Fincher’s schedule isn’t publicly nailed down so it’s unclear where this film’s pre-production stands compared to that of his adaptation of the second Stieg Larsson book The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest.


  • Bill T.

    Irrfan Khan would be great as Captain Nemo.

  • Ash

    Worst government ever. They do nothing but toss money at things, and have produced a ton of debt in the process. Let Disney pay it’s own bills, wow.

  • demoncat_4

    not surprised they are trying to get the film to shoot there for it will provid at least temporary jobs there like extra for the crew and maybe extras in the film. though i doubt see brad as captain nemo.

  • demoncat_4

    wait they want brad as some one else not nemo.