Bryan Singer Confirms 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Will Be His Next Film

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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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I’m not sure this was screaming for a remake, but it’s been a while since it’s had even a decent ripoff, so okay. Actually, looking over Singer’s filmography, I’m glad to have him doing an adaptation, because when he tried for a more original take on Jack the Giant Slayer, that was some serious bullshit. Everyone takes liberties with Captain Nemo, so a closer adaptation actually would be nice to sea, er, see.

I’m sure, given prevailing trends, that they’ll steampunk the shit out of it. And perhaps rightly so.