The last time Bryan Singer led an adaptation connected with classic tale the end result was Jack the Giant Slayer, a show so bad that it lost Warner Bros. over $100 thousand and put an end to be able to Singer’s run with Warner Bros (the director got also made Superman Returns while using studio and had a number of projects in advancement including a remake regarding Logan’s Run). But, it’ersus amazing what a couple of successful superhero videos will do for a director’utes career. Following X-Men: Times of Future Past and the future X-Men: Apocalypse at Fox, Musician will direct a new big-budget adaptation of Jules Verne’utes 20,000 Leagues Beneath the Sea with filming collection to begin this fall.
The project is something of a passion project for Singer whom told Deadline, “Ever since I was a boy and first found the 1870 Jules Verne novel, I have dreamt of retelling this basic story.” Singer established his movie, which is based on a story he or she came up with, will include initial characters like Leader Nemo, Ned Land and Tutor Aronnax, plus new characters and “sci-fi plot turns.”
Following the 1954 Disney film starring Kirk Douglas and James Mason, there have been many attempts at a modern-day version of 20,000 Leagues together with directors like McG and David Fincher all working on separate variants of the film. McG had wanted May Smith and John Worthington to star (keep in mind when Sam Worthington was a thing?), and Fincher and also Disney couldn’t agree whether to cast Channing Tatum or even Chris Hemsworth.
Singer has had combined success with big-budget videos over the years. While the X-Men films happen to be highly successful, Warner Bros. wasn’t happy with his type of Superman and almost immediately go about to reboot the actual franchise. But he’utes made enough income for Fox they almost have to allow him the chance to work on an enduring passion project if that indicates they can get him to give back for one more X-Men movie.
No toss is attached to the motion picture yet, but Singer will reportedly get started active development after he wraps post-production in X-Men: Apocalypse.