Disney Delays '20,000 Leagues Under the Sea' Remake as Brad Pitt Passes on Lead

Disney's remake of the Jules Verne classic novel 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea has hit another snag.

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, the studio has delayed production of the remake to 2014. Filming was slated to begin next month in Sydney.

Last month, the Australian government earmarked $21.6 million for the movie to be shot in their country and claimed that it "would create 2,000 new jobs."

It appears the delay is a casting issue brought about as a result of Brad Pitt passing on the lead role.

The production has undergone several production pains since the remake was initially launched in 2009. Back then, McG was set to direct the film but has since given way to David Fincher, though there have been scheduling issues due to Fincher's packed slate of productions.

Since taking control of the remake, Fincher has made The Social Network, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo remake and directed the first two episodes of Netflix's House of Cards. This latest delay would give Fincher the opportunity to direct the thriller Gone Girl, which he has been rumored to direct for quite some time.

Who would you like to see take over the lead role of Ned Land in Fincher's remake?



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