David Fincher fans who were awaiting the director’s big-scale adaptation of Jules Verne’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, you may want to stop holding your breath for just a bit—sadly for you, the film has now been put on hiatus by Disney.  But hey, if it ever does get made, Brad Pitt will likely star in it… that’s something, right?

Apparently, Disney has put 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea on hold for three months “while waiting for Fincher to decide if he actually wants to move forward with making it.”  The notoriously perfectionist Fincher appears to be dragging his heals with the film somewhat, and so Disney has put it on hiatus, and has yet to give the film the green light.  The script by Scott Burns (Contagion) is currently being rewritten by Andrew Kevin Walker (Se7en).

Elsewhere in 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea news, Fincher apparently wants Brad Pitt (who previously starred in the Fincher films Se7en, Fight Club, and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) to play the lead role in the film, sailor Ned Land.  No word yet on whether or not that will actually happen, as Fincher kinda sorta needs to decide to make the film first.

What do you think of the 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea news?

Source: Cinema Blend