Singer Plans “20,000” Leagues” Remake?

“X-Men: Apocalypse” director Bryan Singer has used his own Instagram account today to announce that his next project will be a new adaptation of Jules Verne’s classic sci-fi tale “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea”.

Various attempts have been made to bring the story back to the big screen in recent years with the likes of David Fincher and McG attached to those now aborted versions.

Rick Sordelet and Dan Studney penned the new film’s script based on a story they worked on with Singer based on Verne’s novel in which three people’s investigations into reports of a sea monster attacking ships leads them to becoming ‘guests’ of the enigmatic Captain Nemo.

Singer promises: “this will be an epic and emotional adventure for all ages! An adventure very dear to my heart”. He also adds that he still intends to stick around the X-Men universe, but is taking a break with this project.