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Bryan Singer Announces 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA


Bryan Singer shared a photo on Instagram: his 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea script. Deadline reports that Singer wrote the story with Rick Sordelet and Dan Studney based off the Jules Verne novel.

Singer is known for directing the X-Men films, Superman Returns, and Jack the Giant Slayer. 

The novel was first published in serial form between March 1869 and June 1870 in Pierre-Jules Hetzel’s Magasin d’Éducation et de Récréation periodical. An illustrated edition was published by Hetzel in 1871, and the book is regarded as one of the best adventure novels of all time and one of Verne’s best stories. With his descriptions of Captain Nemo’s ship, the Nautilus, Verne accurately details features on submarines, which were early in their development in the late 1800s.

The story follows a team of men who depart New York in search of a reported giant sea creature, only to find themselves aboard the Nautilus with Captain Nemo, self-exiled explorer with no flag.


Word is that Singer has shown the script to 20th Century Fox, his home base for the X-Men franchise, but no word on when this picture will be made.


Alley Ulrich

Alley Ulrich is a student at the University of Kansas majoring in Film and Media Studies and History. She likes reading, looking at pictures of rabbits, and the color blue. Fell in love with science fiction after watching PACIFIC RIM.

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