X-Men's Bryan Singer's adaptation of 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea to start in autumn
Bryan Singer, best known for directing four of the six X-Men movies, will direct a new adaptation of 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea.
Jules Verne's iconic novel has been adapted a number of times over the years, but Singer will now spearhead a new one in partnership with 20th Century Fox, with productions beginning in the autumn, according to The Wrap.
20,000 Leagues Under The Sea tells the story of a crew who are sent deep beneath the ocean to investigate the sinking of an advanced submarine, the Nautilus, which some suspect has been sunk by a huge whale.
Speaking about the movie, Singer said in a statement: "I’m incredibly excited to be working with my friends at Fox, with whom I’ve had such a long and fruitful relationship. Ever since I was a boy and first discovered the 1870 Jules Verne novel, I have dreamt of retelling this classic story."
He continued: "Without revealing too much, it contains not only the original characters of Captain Nemo, Ned Land and Professor Aronnax, but also some new and original characters and sci-fi plot twists culminating in a timeless adventure for all ages."
Singer's next release will be X-Men: Apocalypse, which will hit cinemas on May 19th this year.