14 February 2013 8:06 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

David Fincher will require a massive budget if/when he gets 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea into production.  Fincher courted his Benjamin Button/Fight Club/Seven star Brad Pitt to headline, partly to secure a big name that would push Disney to greenlight the project.  Pitt even said he'd love to do it if "schedule and time allocation" allowed.  Contrary to reports posted earlier today, Pitt is not set to star.  However, Disney may have found a way to forge on financially with or without Pitt.  The Australian government is ready to offer a 30% tax rebate worth almost $20 million if Disney shoots the remake Down Under.  Hit the jump for details. The benchmark is The Wolverine---Fox negotiated a one-off 30% tax incentive (compared to the Aussie standard 16.5% for foreign productions) to shoot in Australia.  The Wolverine employed 2000 locals and generated $80 million in local investment, according to THR.  Federal Arts Minister Simon Crean »

- Brendan Bettinger

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