David Fincher heads Under the Sea

Fincher in talks to helm 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea

David Fincher is in talks to helm the remake of 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea.

The director, who is currently working on an English language version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, has approached Disney with a view to creating a family-friendly film.

The original 1954 Oscar-winning film was directed by Richard Fleischer and starred Kirk Douglas, Peter Lorre and James Mason. The update will be penned by Bourne Ultimatum writer Scott Z Burns.