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(Japan Today)   '20,000 Leagues Under the Sea' to be shot Down Under. Of course it would be   (japantoday.com) divider line 35
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2013-04-02 08:44:36 AM  
The 1954 Disney version is near perfect.  And actually quite dark for what would be considered a "kid's movie", despite the comic moments.
 
2013-04-02 08:52:10 AM  
Is it a movie about an underwater bowling alley?
 
2013-04-02 08:58:43 AM  
Look, I was obviously wrong to have ever even mentioned 20,000 leagues under the sea. I simply meant that we would traveling a total distance of 20,000 leagues, lengthwise, while we happen to be underwater.
 
2013-04-02 09:01:50 AM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Is it a movie about an underwater bowling alley?


No, it's about going 60,000 miles under the surface of the water.
 
2013-04-02 09:08:40 AM  
Jesus, how many times are they going to remake that?
 
2013-04-02 09:16:39 AM  
That's impossible. Submarines can rarely handle the impulse required to make it to the moon.
 
2013-04-02 09:22:25 AM  

Mugato: Jesus, how many times are they going to remake that?


The book is public domain.  They don't have to purchase the rights to it.
 
2013-04-02 09:33:37 AM  
Yaayyyy. More of my tax dollars going to overseas interests and business groups.

Thanks, Gillard.
 
2013-04-02 10:42:55 AM  
I expect that James Franco will have a large role.
 
2013-04-02 10:47:55 AM  

Sybarite: Look, I was obviously wrong to have ever even mentioned 20,000 leagues under the sea. I simply meant that we would traveling a total distance of 20,000 leagues, lengthwise, while we happen to be underwater.


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2013-04-02 10:54:53 AM  

Andrew Wiggin: Sybarite: Look, I was obviously wrong to have ever even mentioned 20,000 leagues under the sea. I simply meant that we would traveling a total distance of 20,000 leagues, lengthwise, while we happen to be underwater.


But you said...
 
2013-04-02 10:57:19 AM  
There had better be a farking squid battle.
 
2013-04-02 11:24:43 AM  

Nurglitch: There had better be a farking squid battle.


Make up your mind.
Do you want them to be farking, or battling?
 
2013-04-02 11:25:27 AM  
 
2013-04-02 11:40:41 AM  
No Harper Goff Nautilus, no 20k leagues. Simple as that. Never has a something been created for a movie that fits sooooo perfectly to the book. Like Dorothy's ruby slippers (not the silver ones in the book) it just looks better than what the book describes.

Last year disney rereleased 20k Leagues for special showings in theaters. It still looks fantastic. I'd forgotten they used to make movies without a superfluous romance bolted into plots.

Sadly, while watching the movie, the showed trailers for several other new Disney "family" movies. My god, Disney makes shiat family movies. Even worse than older Disney crap like herbie, son of flubber etc from the 70s. Only if Pixar did the remake would I care. After all, Pixar did the best marvel comics movie ever, but for some reason they called it The Incredibles instead of Fantastic 4.
 
2013-04-02 11:41:40 AM  

Mugato: Jesus, how many times are they going to remake that?


I read the book, saw the movie, then saw the remake,
Anything else would be a Michael Bay vehicle or something.
 
2013-04-02 11:45:39 AM  

Metaluna Mutant: No Harper Goff Nautilus, no 20k leagues. Simple as that. Never has a something been created for a movie that fits sooooo perfectly to the book. Like Dorothy's ruby slippers (not the silver ones in the book) it just looks better than what the book describes.


Yep.

It's probably about the only cool steam-punk vehicle ever devised.
 
2013-04-02 11:51:40 AM  

dittybopper: Yep.

It's probably about the only cool steam-punk vehicle ever devised.


That.
 
2013-04-02 12:13:27 PM  

vudukungfu: Mugato: Jesus, how many times are they going to remake that?

I read the book, saw the movie, then saw the remake,
Anything else would be a Michael Bay vehicle or something.


If you haven't already, do yourself a favor and read Mysterious Island soon.
 
2013-04-02 12:18:17 PM  

vudukungfu: dittybopper: Yep.

It's probably about the only cool steam-punk vehicle ever devised.

That.


I think the original model is still at Disney's Hollywood (Still call it MGM) studio. Always love looking at how detailed that model was while they showed the water sequence sound stage.
 
2013-04-02 12:38:22 PM  
That's what SHE said...
 
2013-04-02 01:20:14 PM  
That's pretty ambitious.  It's a whale of a tale, you know.
 
2013-04-02 02:31:24 PM  
Why the need for a remake? Was there something horribly wrong with the original film? Did it need more love scenes with the seal?

weirdauthor.com
 
2013-04-02 02:38:27 PM  

yves0010: vudukungfu: dittybopper: Yep.

It's probably about the only cool steam-punk vehicle ever devised.

That.

I think the original model is still at Disney's Hollywood (Still call it MGM) studio. Always love looking at how detailed that model was while they showed the water sequence sound stage.


You think that's cool?

Someone built a working 1 man version of it.
 
2013-04-02 03:11:36 PM  
Call me silly, but I also rather liked the version of the Nautilus in "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen".
 
2013-04-02 03:24:08 PM  

buckler: Call me silly, but I also rather liked the version of the Nautilus in "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen".


Came here to say this.  That was a beautifully done bit of work as well.
 
2013-04-02 03:26:24 PM  

buckler: Call me silly, but I also rather liked the version of the Nautilus in "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen".


You're silly.
 
2013-04-02 03:59:06 PM  

dittybopper: buckler: Call me silly, but I also rather liked the version of the Nautilus in "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen".

You're silly.


Great, now that you called him he'll follow us anywhere.
 
2013-04-02 04:12:35 PM  

buckler: Call me silly, but I also rather liked the version of the Nautilus in "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen".

 
It was nice, but it was also like the ships from Star Wars I-III, prettier and more stylized than the original, but lacking the... I dunno, grit maybe?  It's like comparing the cars in the Fast and the Furious to the cars in The Road Warrior.
 
2013-04-02 04:20:23 PM  
The 1954 version is one of my favorite films of all time, and my favorite Disney production for certain.

Honestly, I don't think a new one would be as good, if only because I know they'd just use CG instead of practical effects and models.

/also can't think of an actor that would make a better Nemo than James Mason pulled off
 
2013-04-02 04:41:25 PM  

Metaluna Mutant: Last year disney rereleased 20k Leagues for special showings in theaters. It still looks fantastic. I'd forgotten they used to make movies without a superfluous romance bolted into plots.


Thank goodness you never saw this gawdaful version.

They replaced the character of Conseil with Arronax's daughter, and the entire film became the story of a love triangle between the girl, Nemo, and Ned Land. Yecchh - but you have to get that female audience somehow, I suppose.

/and there was no squid fight, either
 
2013-04-02 06:54:56 PM  

Priapetic: vudukungfu: Mugato: Jesus, how many times are they going to remake that?

I read the book, saw the movie, then saw the remake,
Anything else would be a Michael Bay vehicle or something.

If you haven't already, do yourself a favor and read Mysterious Island soon.


1964
might reread it
 
2013-04-02 06:59:51 PM  

dittybopper: You think that's cool?

Someone built a working 1 man version of it.


rather have  a Disney Nautilus ride retro fitted like an under water RV.
SUV?
 
2013-04-02 11:29:32 PM  

puckrock2000: Metaluna Mutant: Last year disney rereleased 20k Leagues for special showings in theaters. It still looks fantastic. I'd forgotten they used to make movies without a superfluous romance bolted into plots.

Thank goodness you never saw this gawdaful version.

They replaced the character of Conseil with Arronax's daughter, and the entire film became the story of a love triangle between the girl, Nemo, and Ned Land. Yecchh - but you have to get that female audience somehow, I suppose.

/and there was no squid fight, either





Oh yeah? Saw this in the theater when it came out. But hey... I was only 6 years old.
 
Skr
2013-04-03 03:55:11 AM  
I ended up liking Mysterious Island (1961) a bit more than 20,000
 
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