After Captain America, Hayley Atwell is much in demand, and it seems she wants to keep with the historical sci-fi flavour as she’s signed up to start in The Return Of Captain Nemo, according to Deadline, which is, unsurprisingly, a sequel to Jules Verne’s 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea.
David Morrisey has also recently joined the movie, while Hugh Bonneville has been onboard for a while as the titular captain. The premise of the $10 million 3D film is that Captain Nemo is languishing in prison, but he may be the only hope when sea monsters start sinking ships up and down the US east coast. Morrissey will be the the chief adviser to President Ulysses S Grant, who gets Nemo out of jail to help, while Atwell will be Morrisey’s niece, Sara, who becomes the heroine of the piece.
The movie will be a CG heavy production, which like 300 will largely shoot on green-screens. This should allow them to infuse the movie with steampunk elements, without costing the earth. It should be noted that this is entirely separate to Disney’s planned big-budget take on 20,000 Leagues, which David Fincher is supposed to be directing. That movie is currently in dry dock while Fincher completes Dragon Tattoo and Disney ponders how much money it’s willing to risk on it, considering the huge budgets it’s already extended to the likes of John Carter and Lone Ranger.
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