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Author Topic: "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" Remake in 2009!!!  (Read 9981 times)
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« Reply #75 on: July 09, 2009, 09:41:46 pm »

I loathe modern western society so deeply. x_x
*sigh*

Strange question then:

Why are you a part of it?

Build your airship and sail off to somewhere like Australia.

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« Reply #76 on: July 09, 2009, 10:05:26 pm »

I loathe modern western society so deeply. x_x
*sigh*

Strange question then:

Why are you a part of it?

Build your airship and sail off to somewhere like Australia.

Logan

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There's just so much wrong with our money-driven culture.

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« Reply #77 on: July 09, 2009, 10:11:45 pm »

I loathe modern western society so deeply. x_x
Keep up that attitude and we won't like you, either! Tongue
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« Reply #78 on: November 18, 2009, 02:08:57 pm »

It now looks like McG's Nemo movie is DOA.  markf

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http://scifiwire.com/2009/11/mcgs-captain-nemo-movie-i.php

McG's Captain Nemo movie is dead; will someone else take over?

Remember that remake of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea that Terminator Salvation director McG was going to make?  Well, it's sunk, according to Variety's Michael Fleming:

The picture, tentatively scheduled to begin production in February, has been halted indefinitely, and McG is no longer steering the ship.  The studio confirmed that the studio won't proceed with the film for now, and reps for the director confirmed he has withdrawn. McG will concentrate on other projects that include "Dead Spy Running," a Warner Bros. drama that Stephen Gaghan is writing. McG is also attached to "Terminator 5," though that movie is on hold indefinitely as the Terminator franchise works its way through bankruptcy court.

In January, McG told us that he was going to based his film not only on Jules Verne's original story, but also reference Verne's other classic SF adventure tales, such as Mysterious Island.

The director added that his version of the Nautilus would definitely be influenced by Harper Goff's design for the iconic submarine, as seen in Disney's 1954 movie. (See the image above, a re-creation of the Nautilus by WikiFred on Wikipedia.org.) There had also been reports that McG was considering Will Smith to play the role of Captain Nemo.

So what does this mean? Drew McWeeny at Hitfix.com surmises that the project was only being developed in the first place to derail another 20,000 Leagues project, with David Fincher directing, Sam Raimi producing and a script by Craig Titley.  Will that project now move forward? Stay tuned!
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« Reply #79 on: November 18, 2009, 02:25:26 pm »

Hallelujah!  The last thing 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea needed was to be 'reimagined'.   
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« Reply #80 on: November 18, 2009, 02:43:55 pm »

Isn't "reimagined" film-speak for; crush, smash, destroy anything decent from the original version, replacing the decent parts with an attempt to reflect modern societys views/morals by having a dull script, static/wooden acting and a ridiculous budget for digital effects. rather than a focus on acting?
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« Reply #81 on: November 18, 2009, 02:46:41 pm »

Isn't "reimagined" film-speak for; crush, smash, destroy anything decent from the original version, replacing the decent parts with an attempt to reflect modern societys views/morals by having a dull script, static/wooden acting and a ridiculous budget for digital effects. rather than a focus on acting?

It is the norm, in my experience.  Which is why I'm over the moon that this abomination-in-waiting has gone the way of the Titanic  Smiley
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« Reply #82 on: November 18, 2009, 03:40:22 pm »

Isn't "reimagined" film-speak for; crush, smash, destroy anything decent from the original version, replacing the decent parts with an attempt to reflect modern societys views/morals by having a dull script, static/wooden acting and a ridiculous budget for digital effects. rather than a focus on acting?

Now that entirely depends on the film.
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« Reply #83 on: November 18, 2009, 06:28:00 pm »

Isn't "reimagined" film-speak for; crush, smash, destroy anything decent from the original version, replacing the decent parts with an attempt to reflect modern societys views/morals by having a dull script, static/wooden acting and a ridiculous budget for digital effects. rather than a focus on acting?
Case-in-point: Land of the Lost
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« Reply #84 on: November 19, 2009, 12:36:28 am »

I hear that this project is now 'dead in the water'.

Let us doff our caps at it's passing.

Huh
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« Reply #85 on: November 19, 2009, 05:54:23 pm »

Isn't "reimagined" film-speak for; crush, smash, destroy anything decent from the original version, replacing the decent parts with an attempt to reflect modern societys views/morals by having a dull script, static/wooden acting and a ridiculous budget for digital effects. rather than a focus on acting?
Case-in-point: Land of the Lost
Counterpoint: A Fist Full of Dollars, "Battlestar Galactica", Casino Royale and Star Trek

My main point being that re-makes and re-imaginings don't have any better or worse a track record than any other film.
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« Reply #86 on: February 10, 2010, 04:38:16 pm »

While McG's/Disney '20,000' may have taken the train to Nevernever Land, Sam Raimi's version mentioned earlier in this thread is slowly chugging along. According this story today it will have a bit of a Pirates of the Carribean feel to it, among other not necesarily all that wonderful story lines. markf
 
http://scifiwire.com/2010/02/weve-got-cool-new-details.php

Epic spoilers for Sam Raimi's 20,000 Leagues reboot

Now that Disney has pulled the plug on McG's proposed Captain Nemo movie, it looks like a competing 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea project from Spider-Man's Sam Raimi has an open field.

It's not yet clear whether that film will move forward, but we're still intrigued by the idea of a Raimi version of Jules Verne's classic science fiction tale. Craig Titley wrote the screenplay for Raimi's Stars Road Entertainment. (Raimi is producing, not directing.)

"It's very much in the tone of the Pirates [of the Caribbean] movies, sort of period, good old swashbuckling, some humor, action, excitement," Titley said in an exclusive phone interview last week while promoting Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief.

Verne's novel chronicled the exploits of Captain Nemo's undersea adventures. A 1954 Disney movie is most remembered for its then-groundbreaking sequence of a giant squid attacking Nemo's ship, the Nautilus. Titley has a new spin on the squid attack: Just use real Architeuthis (the scientific term for giant squids).

"What was fun and interesting is the giant squid that we all remember from the '54 Disney film, in the book it was just sort of like a school of regular-sized giant squids as we know them," Titley said. "We couldn't use a giant monstrous giant squid in ours because Disney owned that. That was something unique that they created for their film. So I had to try to find something that was as exciting as that. What we came up with is this underwater sequence inside an ancient temple that has been flooded. Inside this temple, these guys are walking around underwater and see things zipping by. You find out it's a nest of 100 giant squids, as we know the giant squids, not the monstrous size, so it becomes a sequence sort of like Aliens."

Titley also described a sequence from the book that he hopes to dramatize for the first time. "There's a great sequence in the book where they go under the South Pole or through the ice of Antarctica," he said. "That has never been in any adaptation, because I think technology just wouldn't allow it. I was very excited to get that sequence into an adaptation, finally, after all these adaptations, to finally put one of the big set pieces of the book in there."

Action set pieces aside, Titley had a lot of work cut out for him adapting the Jules Verne novel. "The Verne novel was very, very episodic," Titley said. "There was no real narrative. In the book, it's kind of Captain Nemo is done with society and so he just sort of roams around in his sub. Our hero, Ned Land, and his crew end up on the submarine, so it becomes just like a travelogue, like, 'Well, you're my prisoners, and I live under the sea, so you'll never see civilization again.' Then they're like, 'Wow, we've got to escape,' and that's it."

In Titley's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Nemo has a plan that will drive the whole film. "What we had to create was sort of a mechanism, Nemo sort of being up to something, up to something big. He's not just 'I'm done with society, so I'm just going to live under the sea and travel around.' He actually has something that he is trying to do, the nefarious plot, if you will. I tried to make him a little more complicated character, so that actually when you hear what his plot is, you're like, 'You know, I sort of understand that.' That sort of opens up the story. Then it's why he's going to these places that he's going to."

Now that Stars Road is moving forward with 20,000 Leagues, Titley expects to work on subsequent drafts. "I'm sure there will be some budgetary drafts, because this draft is quite enormous and expensive," Titley said. "I think eventually there'll be some drafts to bring the budget down a bit."
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« Reply #87 on: May 17, 2010, 01:12:36 pm »

As you are probably aware by now, The much discussed, Mr G directed, 20,000 Leagues under the sea prequel finally bit the dust a few months ago.
However, Disney is now in negotiations with Director David Fincher to create a new take on the classic story.

The new project is described as "in the vein of "Star Wars" or "The Empire Strikes Back." It will aim to be visually dazzling."

You can red the full story HERE 
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« Reply #88 on: May 17, 2010, 01:34:41 pm »

*translates*

So; unoriginal and devoid of plot.

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« Reply #89 on: May 17, 2010, 01:40:53 pm »

I didn't say it was good news, but i did not want to put too much of a negative slant on the first posting.
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« Reply #90 on: May 17, 2010, 01:44:35 pm »

True, you didn't.

I feel I may have been overly harsh!

Who knows, perhaps this film could inspire a new generation as much as the first one inspired others - It could even be the case that we'll finally have a very steampunky large budget modern film that isn't complete arse!
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« Reply #91 on: May 17, 2010, 07:26:54 pm »

Simply by basing it on a pre-existing source (a book, in this case) it runs the risk of being unoriginal.

And in that regard, Disney, even at it's best, has always looked to familiar tales for inspiration.
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« Reply #92 on: May 17, 2010, 11:27:14 pm »



Ross has said his mandate is to make wide-appeal, pre-branded entertainment.

or to put it another way, bland, unchallenging and cliche-ridden.
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« Reply #93 on: May 18, 2010, 12:41:06 am »



Ross has said his mandate is to make wide-appeal, pre-branded entertainment.

or to put it another way, bland, unchallenging and cliche-ridden.

Yeah, that line made me cringe. In all fairness I can't really think of many situations where it wouldn't.
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« Reply #94 on: May 18, 2010, 02:25:38 am »

And right after 20k leagues  Under the Sea, they will begin remaking Swiss Family Robinson,  and other Disney classics.  I would cry in my beer over this news but I ran out after hearing about the Tron Remake. Cry
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« Reply #95 on: May 18, 2010, 06:29:55 am »

And right after 20k leagues  Under the Sea, they will begin remaking Swiss Family Robinson,  and other Disney classics.  I would cry in my beer over this news but I ran out after hearing about the Tron Remake. Cry

Not a remake, a sequel! With two of the three original stars and soundtrack by Daft Punk! I must say I'm looking forward to it.
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« Reply #96 on: May 18, 2010, 12:32:05 pm »

Oh oh, now we may have dueling '20,000' movies - a just announced 2nd version from Fox plus Ridley and Tony Scott.  markf


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Wait ... there's two 20,000 Leagues remake movies?

Just one day after Disney announced that it was mounting a new version of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea with David Fincher (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) slated to direct, Fox revealed that it has its own adaptation of the classic Jules Verne novel in the works!

According to The Hollywood Reporter's Heat Vision blog, Fox has partnered with Scott Free Productions—the company owned by director brothers Ridley and Tony Scott—to launch the project. Wanted director Timur Bekmambetov is in talks to get behind the camera, while a script has been underway for a while from Travis Beacham, who co-wrote the recent Clash of the Titans remake.

Apparently Fox's movie has been in the works since shortly after the end of the 2007-'08 writers' strike, when Beacham approached the Scotts with his pitch. Insiders have told Heat Vision that this version of the story is set in the future, although it follows the basic structure of Verne's undersea adventure.

There's been no word on whether Disney's version of the novel will remain a period piece (the book was set in the late 1800s) or be updated itself to a modern or futuristic setting. A new version of the story was first floated at Disney last year, with McG attached to direct, but that was put on the back burner until Fincher expressed his interest. Neither he nor screenwriter Scott Z. Burns has signed a deal, though, which means that Fox already has a script for its movie and Burns has yet to start writing. Fincher will probably also shoot another film (The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo) before starting 20,000 Leagues, which could also give Fox a leg up with its movie.

So how can this happen? Well, Verne's novel is in the public domain, which means that nobody owns the rights and pretty much anybody can make a movie out of it. There's been plenty of versions already, although Disney's 1954 adaptation with James Mason and Kirk Douglas is considered the definitive one to date.

Remember when two movies about volcanoes—Volcano and Dante's Peak—came out in 1997? Or how about 1998, the year of the meteor movie, with Armageddon and Deep Impact? These situations never seem to work out very well for one or both of the projects, so we'll have to wait and see which studio gets its 20,000 Leagues to the screen first—or whether one blinks and lets its go.

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« Reply #97 on: February 15, 2013, 11:45:13 pm »

Sorry to resurrect this thread, but it's the same film as was mentioned in 2007.  There's an update:

http://ca.ign.com/articles/2013/02/15/no-brad-pitt-for-finchers-20000-leagues
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The Australian government is prepared to offer Disney a 30 percent locations rebate (worth about $20 million) for the studio to shoot their remake of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea down under.

THR says that Disney execs will meet federal arts minister Simon Crean in Canberra on Thursday to finalize a deal before the Mouse House officially green lights the project. Disney scouts are said to be looking at Village Roadshow Studios in Queensland, where Terra Nova was filmed, and Fox Studios in Sydney, the primary shooting location for The Wolverine.

Although David Fincher is still developing the remake of the 1954 Jules Verne classic, local reports that Brad Pitt will star are at this time incorrect.
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« Reply #98 on: February 17, 2013, 06:40:45 am »

IIRC, Disney already made a 20k under the sea movie back in the 60s...Wink Still, if there's money in it...Wink
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« Reply #99 on: February 17, 2013, 08:03:09 am »

Most of the remakes I've seen in recent years have disappointed me.

Clash of the Titans, Charley and the Chocolate Factory, The Time Machine. Tim Burton's Planet of the Apes.
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