Bryan Singer‘s “20,000 Leagues of the Sea” has found its home at Twentieth Century Fox, TheWrap has learned.
Singer has a long relationship with the studio, which will next release his “X-Men: Apocalypse” on May 27.
Casting is underway for “20,000 Leagues.” Production is set to start in the fall.
“I’m incredibly excited to be working with my friends at Fox, with whom I’ve had such a long and fruitful relationship,” Singer said in a statement Wednesday. “Ever since I was a boy and first discovered the 1870 Jules Verne novel, I have dreamt of retelling this classic story. Without revealing too much, it contains not only the original characters of Captain Nemo, Ned Land and Professor Aronnax, but also some new and original characters and sci-fi plot twists culminating in a timeless adventure for all ages.”
Rick Sordelet and Dan Studney adapted the Jules Verne novel of the same name for the screen, and Jason Taylor will produce alongside Singer.
Singer is repped by WME.