Atwell, Morrissey Up For “Captain Nemo 3D”

Hayley Atwell (“Captain America”) and David Morrissey (“State of Play: The Mini-Series”) have become attached to the $10 million 3D indie steampunk-themed feature “The Return Of Captain Nemo” reports Deadline.

A sequel to Jules Verne’s classic novel “20,000 Leagues Under The Sea”, the story has President Ulysses S Grant freeing Captain Nemo (Hugh Bonneville) from prison to try and discover why mysterious “sea monsters” are sinking ships up and down the Atlantic Coast.

Morrissey plays Grant’s chief advisor while Atwell plays Morrissey’s nephew. Pearry Teo directs the film which will be entirely green screen (ala “300”) and will be shot in Romania starting mid-January.