Se7en Writer Re-Teams With David Fincher For 20,000 Leagues Remake

Wonder if it’ll be 2,857 times better? Probably not, but you can prove anything with statistics

Scriptwriter Andrew Kevin Walker has boarded the Nautilus to rewrite the script for Disney’s remake of 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea, reports Deadline.

Walker, whose other credits include The Wolf Man, Sleepy Hollow and the US version of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, previously teamed up with the film’s director, David Fincher on Se7en. So, a bit of a mixed bag CV then.

Previous writers involved with the script over the film’s long gestation period include Travis Beacham (Pacific Rim) and Scott Z Burns (The Bourne Ultimatum).

And here’s a factiod for you: many people think the 20,000 Leagues in the title means the Nautilus was travelling at 20,000 leagues down beneath the ocean. That would be silly. One league is equal to 3.45234 miles, so 20,000 leagues would be 69,047(ish) miles. And the diameter of the Earth at the equator is only 7,926.41 miles. What the title really means is a journey of 20,000 leagues, that just happens to take place under the ocean.

Who needs Brian Cox?