Sony Pictures Lands 'Captain Nemo' Script from 'Smallville' Creators
Lately we've seen the work of Jules Verne brought to the big screen in subpart adventures like Journey to the Center of the Earth and Journey 2: The Mysterious Island. There was hope that we might get a spectacular adaptation of Verne's classic tale 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea with David Fincher and Brad Pitt, but Disney was never able to get the project going. Now THR reports one of the characters from the latter Verne title may still end up in theaters as Sony Pictures (Columbia Pictures) has landed a spec script from "Smallville" creators Alfred Gough & Miles Millar with a new take on Captain Nemo. Read on!
Captain Nemo was introduced in 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea in 1970 and appeared in The Mysterious Island and Journey Through the Impossible. He's known for traversing the depths of the ocean in his submarine, The Nautilus, which he built on a deserted island. Captain Nemo is more of an antihero as opposed to a straight up protagonist, and as of now, it's not clear just how this version of the character will differ from what we've seen in the past. There aren't too many deep sea adventures out there anymore, so this would be something truly fresh to bring to theaters. Interested?