Fincher Will Make '20,000 Leagues Under the Sea' After All, But Not with Pitt

February 15, 2013


David Fincher's dream of remaking 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, and of going on a dream sub cruise with Brad Pitt, is at least coming half true.

Though the fate of the project was recently called into question, sending Fincher on the hunt for another girl-centric book to adapt, Disney has at the last minute decided to fund it, as they've now figured out how to save some money shooting the expensive remake. The trick? Shooting in Australia, where federal arts minister Simon Crean has offered the studio over $19 million in incentives, and where the moms are so, so horny. Unfortunately, Brad Pitt will not be able to take advantage of any of these sexy, wanton mothers: while he was attached to play Ned Land, the harpooner played by Kirk Douglas in the 1954 adaptation, THR reports that he will not be starring. More for the rest of us then, Pitty.

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