X-Men: Apocalypse has yet to hit theaters, but Bryan Singer is already looking ahead to his next project. The director took to Instagram today to confirm that he is working on a reboot of the classic 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.
Fans of Singer’s vision for the X-Men shouldn’t panic: He is adamant that he is not leaving the franchise behind, but merely expanding his artistic vision to a new venture. Sorry, Brett Ratner.
It’s my 50th birthday (ouch), and I just put the finishing touches on the script for my next film. A story I’ve wanted to retell since childhood. I promise this will be an epic and emotional adventure for all ages! An adventure very dear to my heart. Not abandoning the #xmen universe. Very excited about #xmenapocalypse and beyond. #julesverne #20000leaguesunderthesea #nemo
Considering the fact that his stars have signed on for additional films (and some are likely to follow), there is no way that he would walk away from such a successful franchise. Hopefully this will be more successful than the disastrous Jack the Giant Slayer.
Now, who has a sufficiently cleft chin to replace Kirk Douglas?