15 February 2013 7:54 AM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

We've been talking about a modern adaptation of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea for years now, with McG planning it at one point, The Rock attached at another point, and for the last three years David Fincher attempting to make it-- though, of course, he got distracted by The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and House of Cards in the meantime. Now Fincher is once again trying to make steps toward making it happen, but contrary to some reports, he won't be bringing one of his longtime collaborators with him. Digging into the tax incentives Australia will be offering to try and lure the production to their shores, THR learned that Brad Pitt is not set to star, though their rival Variety reported he would last fall. The project has not been given a green light at Disney, but studio executives are meeting with Australia's federal arts minister Simon Crean to »


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