This morning Variety is reporting that Disney has hired McG (Terminator Salvation) to direct, Sean Bailey (Tron) to produce and Bill Marsilli (Deja Vu) to write a new 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea movie.
Disney has reportedly been holding off on this project, and focusing on the National Treasure and Pirates of the Caribbean franchines instead. Now that they’re on hiatus, Disney is focusing on 20,000 Leagues.
In 1954, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea was the second highest grossing movie, and won three Oscars. It’ll be amazing to see what they can do with today’s technology.