20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Director Courts Brad Pitt while Production is on Hold

David Fincher‘s “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea” remake has been put on a temporary “three-month hold” while Disney gives Steven Zaillan time to finish the script for the film.

During this hold, Fincher is reportedly trying to recruit Brad Pitt into the role of “sailor and master harpooner” Ned Land.  Getting Brad Pitt to commit would be quite helpful for Fincher as Disney has not given the green light yet. Fincher has a reputation for making very expensive films and with Disney’s recent box office failure, “John Carter”, and Fincher’s recent disappointing box office earnings for “Benjamin Button” and “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” whether or not Disney even wants to take a chance on this film is being questioned.

So Pitt would be a key element to getting this project going but there’s no commitment from Pitt at this point. Though I would not put all my eggs in that basket, because even if Pitt decided to go for it, Disney has made changes recently in their management and this may not be enough.

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