There hasn’t been much talk recently about David Fincher‘s big screen interpretation of the famous novel 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, and for good reason. The picture has been delayed once before, and will be again thanks to some more holdups with the overall production.
The major problem the picture seems to be facing is casting, particularly that of our picture’s leading man. There’s been talks that the likes of Brad Pitt and Channing Tatum would take on the starring role, but no actor has stuck to the role as of yet. Since there’s been no additional movement on the casting front, it looks like Disney decided to scrap the whole project until next year. Will we be seeing 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea by 2015? Perhaps, but that all depends on whether or not they can assemble the rest of the cast together in time.
Now one wonders what else could be the hold up on Disney’s front–are they afraid to put too much of a gamble in this project? It wouldn’t be too much of a surprise, considering the big financial hit they took last year for John Carter. But then again, what studio hasn’t suffered in the box office? Or, perhaps they may be waiting to see if folks will be interested enough to invest their money in a monstrous blockbuster movie like The Lone Ranger. The general reception of the trailers so far is mixed, but maybe there’s some good old fantasy western magic in there to lift Disney’s spirits enough to invest more time in 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea.
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