20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA adaptation finds its director!
Disney is developing a new Nemo movie, but it has nothing to do with a popular clownfish!
The popular studio is developing Captain Nemo, whose name inspired the moniker for the fish in 2003’s Finding Nemo. The original story is only loosely based upon its origin source, Jules Verne’s 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea, but it’s still got Disney magic on its side. Now, the film has found its director!
With titles like Walk The Line, 3:10 to Yuma, Girl, Interrupted, The Wolverine and its upcoming Rated R sequel attached to his name, James Mangold may seem like an unlikely choice for a family film. Still, the director knows action and suspense, which puts him in good standing for the new twist on the old submarine captain’s tale.
Disney previously adapted 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea in 1954. But with no plans to stick to the original tale, Disney could take the underwater adventure nearly anywhere. Unfortunately, with Mangold currently focused on The Wolverine’s sequel, it will likely be years before we see this film.
We hope there’s a cameo from Nemo the fish, too!