It’s official. David Fincher is one of our favorite directors. The man’s resume is all over the place and he continues to bounce from one extreme to the next. To follow up The Social Network and The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, he’s going to delve into the world of Jules Verne’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea according to The Los Angeles Times.

Back in May we heard that both Fincher and Timur Bekmambetov were set to direct adaptations of the novel for Disney and 20th Century Fox respectively. Disney, who produced the famous 1954 version, plan on roping in Bourne Ultimatum scribe Scott Z. Burns to create a fresh take on the story. The film has been in development for over a year and it previously had McG attached to direct.

Disney themselves confirmed Fincher’s attachment to their 20,000 Leagues adaptation. We’re not sure what angle the director plans on taking with this classic story, but we wonder if Brad Pitt will magically appear in the film? When McG was attached he was pushing Will Smith as a possible star. It looks like an obvious case of different strokes for different folks.

What do you think of Fincher taking on 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea?