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Disney assures Australian government "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" will be filmed in Oz

Monday, July 22, 2013 1:56 PM | Anonymous

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With news that David Fincher has jumped ship from Disney's epic "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: Captain Nemo," US based entertainment websites are reporting that the remake has been docked for good.


The Australian government has reached out to The Walt Disney Co. for clarification on the progress of the project, given that ex-Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard, and Minister for the Arts Tony Burke, promised the company almost $22 million as incentive to film in Australia. 


According to IF, Disney told the Government that the project is still going ahead: “Disney has confirmed that the production is still in development with casting decisions still to be confirmed, the filming of 20,000 Leagues under the Sea will not commence production in Australia in 2013 however the film remains in active development for production next year.


This is a developing story. Stay tuned... 


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