Now that it looks as if Disney’s attempt to bring Jules Verne’s classic science-fiction adventure novel 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea with director David Fincher at the helm has been scuttled, Sony Pictures is looking to take their turn at the task.
The Hollywood Reporter is stating that the studio has purchased a spec script from the writing team of by Alfred Gough and Miles Millar titled Captain Nemo. According to the Reporter’s sources, the script “offers a new take on the iconic antihero.” Producing will be the Maleficent team of Joe Roth and Palak Patel.
Although perhaps best known as the duo who created the long running Superman series Smallville, Gough and Millar have a long resume in film as well. The pair have worked on Lethal Weapon 4, Shanghai Noon, Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 2 and The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor.