Screenwriter Scott Z. Burns Talks David Fincher’s 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea and Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes

Screenwriter Scott Z. Burns has been working on quite a few interesting projects over the past couple of years. Director David Fincher enlisted the scribe to work on his big-budget remake of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, and Burns was also tapped to pen a draft of the Rise of the Planet of the Apes sequel, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Steve recently sat down with the screenwriter to talk about his upcoming thriller Side Effects, and during the course of the conversation Burns talked about the status of both 20,000 Leagues and Apes, discussing why Rupert Wyatt dropped out of the director’s chair for the Apes sequel. Hit the jump to read on. David Fincher has been developing a redo of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea for a number of years, and Burns was one of the first writers onboard Fincher’s iteration of the project. The filmmaker later
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