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Reading the Screen: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

It’s come to my attention that David Fincher, director of such excellent films as The Social Network, Zodiac, and Se7en, is going to be making a movie out of Jules Verne’s 1870 novel 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.

This won’t be the first movie, of course. In fact it won’t be the fifth. There  have been a couple of silent versions, Disney’s classic 1954 adaptation, and a few TV movies (one, which I’d dearly like to see, with Michael Caine as Captain Nemo).

Normally I’m not big on making more movies out of books that have already been abundantly represented on screen, but I’ll make an exception in this case. Fincher does Verne? I’m positively giddy with anticipation.

How about you?



About the Author:

David Pitt lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia. In addition to reviewing for Booklist, he writes a monthly column about paperback fiction and nonfiction for the Winnipeg Free Press. He has contributed to The Booklist Reader since 2010.

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