According to Deadline Andrew Kevin Walker has been brought on-board to rewrite the script for Disney’s 20,000 League Under the Sea.
The move will re-team Walker with director David Fincher who both worked on Se7en back in 1995. Walker also wrote the scripts for Sleepy Hollow and The Wolfman.
Fincher’s 20,000 League Under the Sea was first announced last year with The Bourne Ultimatum writer Scott Z. Burns in charge of the script. According to Deadline “Disney has been trying to find a compelling way to bring back the Jules Verne story of Captain Nemo as he creates his warship Nautilus”, so input from other writers is required.
A big tentpole movie such as 20,000 League Under the Sea will be a change for Fincher, who usually sticks to dramas such as Zodiac, The Social Network and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Earlier this year the director said the movie will probably be 70% CGI, and he’ll be using motion capture technology. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button contained a fair amount of CGI, but it sounds like 20,000 League will be his most technology-reliant yet.