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Saturday May 22, 2010 1:00 am

Remake News: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Judge Dredd and More

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: David Fincher is in talks to dive into 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Disney’s retelling of Jules Verne’s science fiction novel. The Oscar nominee, who is also linked to a Dragon Tattoo remake (see below), may work from a script from Scott Z. Burns (The Bourne Ultimatum). No possible start date has been announced.

The Neighbor Number 13: Final Destination‘s James Wong will write and direct a redo of The Neighbor Number 13 (a.k.a. Rinjin 13-go). In the original Japanese entry, a young man seeks revenge on the person who used to bully him as a child. The movie is set for a fall 2011 release.

Fantastic Voyage: If the James Cameron-produced Fantastic Voyage ever sets sail, it will do so without Paul Greengrass. The Bourne Ultimatum director will not helm the project as previously believed. It’s been rumored that Greengrass is eyeing Warner Bros.’ adaptation of Treasure Island.

Mighty Mouse: A caped rodent might come save the day as a big screen superhero for Paramount. The studio is looking to bring Mighty Mouse to life—it just needs a writer and director first. No word whether the proposed project would be straight-up animation or if it would involve live-action and/or 3-D.

Judge Dredd: When a movie has the word “Dredd” in the title, should it really be remade? Judge Dredd, the comic book character once played by Sylvester Stallone, is be the center of a new adaptation written by Alex Garland (Sunshine). Pete Travis (Vantage Point) will begin directing the futuristic tale later this year.

A Star is Born: If you didn’t believe the initial reports about Russell Crowe possibly starring in A Star is Born with Beyonce, believe them now. The Robin Hood star said he is indeed entertaining the idea, unfortunately Ms. Knowles isn’t anymore. “I think she’s pulled out,” Crowe told Extra. “But I’m still chatting about it. It’s one of those movies that has been made a lot, but I think it’s still quite a big focus. You can see that in terms of the popularity of things like American Idol.”

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: We already know Brad Pitt loves a woman with several tattoos, so it’s only fitting that he’s rumored for a remake of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. According to reports, Pitt may star opposite another Oscar nominee (Carey Mulligan) in new adaptation of the crime novel. (A Swedish version of the film was recently released in the United States.) Zodiac‘s David Fincher will be helming the project.

Fright Night: Colin Ferrell and Toni Collette have attached themselves to the update of Fright Night, a vampire film from 1985. Ferrell will play the vampire who moves next door to teenager Anton Yelchin. Collette has been cast as the mother who doesn’t believe her son’s claims.

Three Musketeers: Paul W.S. Anderson has recruited an Oscar winner for his version of The Three Musketeers. (Doug Liman will be helming Warner Bros.’ upcoming take of the same tale.) Inglourious Basterds’ Christoph Waltz joins Matthew Macfadyen (Athos), Ray Stevenson (Porthos) and Luke Evans (Aramis) in the 3-D adventure as Cardinal Richelieu. Meanwhile, Milla Jovovich, Anderson’s wife, has been cast as Milady de Winter.



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