20k movie proposal (from 2015)

Craig Weatherhill craig at agantavas.org
Thu Feb 22 22:18:10 UTC 2018

My book is (mostly) set in the present day - Nemo's long dead, but his boat isn't, and she's scaring the hell out of modern naval agencies with her speed, depth capability and manoeuvrability.  She's back and somehow crippling whalers and merchant ships involving in the illicit dumping of toxic waste, while leaving a trail of antique of gold bars in black markets in ports around the world.

But who's aboard, why is she now camped in the North Atlantic, and what is the tenuous connection with the disappearance of a Deep Watch vessel in the Antarctic (Deep Watch is my own invention, a small version of Greenpiece and Sea Shepherd)?  Two parallel investigations begin, one by an investigative reporter who'd been forced into retirement several years earlier, and another by a Royal Navy intelligence officer.  These bring them closer to an international ecological conspiracy…and an avenging legend.

I've striven to remain as faithful as possible to Verne, and the boat is Verne's 'Nautilus' to the last rivet.  No huge size, no serrated edges, but as he describes her, with the additions of basic radar, radio and sonar facilities.  No weapons except her own ram.  Curious parallels occur between present day events and characters, and Nemo's past life.  She's also forced to run the Maelstrom for a second time (this time, much more as it really is).  And…is the new crew really alone on board her?

The book's available on Amazon or from the publisher, Evertype.

On 2018 Whe 22, at 17:51, Victor DiCosola wrote:

> Only praying for one that is worthy!  The past Verne movies never did justice.   
> Vic
> From: jvf [mailto:jvf-bounces at gilead.org.il] On Behalf Of Craig Weatherhill
> Sent: Thursday, February 22, 2018 3:27 AM
> To: Jules Verne Forum
> Subject: Re: 20k movie proposal (from 2015)
> They can film this, with pleasure.  I could do with the money!
> Craig
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> On 2018 Whe 22, at 01:42, <anash at julesverne.ca> <anash at julesverne.ca> wrote:
> (I hope this information wasn’t sent before!!)
> After a friend passed me some info that a 20k movie, http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2566204/?ref_=nm_ov_bio_lk2
> Was being made.
> I did some digging.
> Imdb says that it is “in development”
> Since I don’t have IMDB Pro, I wasn’t able to look up more information, BUT by creative use of window shrinking, I was able to see enough information UNDER the IMDB Pro popup to get the name of the producer: George Michael Kostuch
> Searching further, I found this cool link of the movie proposal:   
> https://k7pictures.com/20000leagues/ (the look book)
> The proposal was made  for production in the year 2015, but other information on k7 website, seems to indicate it is in pre-production in 2017.
> In the proposal, are suggestions for Captain Nemo, ranging from Johnny Depp at 192 Million to Gary Oldman at 246 million to 5 different bollywood actors, but no estimated cost for them!
> Aronnax could be  Andrew Lincoln, or Guy Pearce, or Christoph Waltz, etc…..
> A character named Mara:  Mila Kunas, Emma Stone, Lauren Cohen … etc..
> Kind of fun to read through….
> He compares it to the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, and even suggests after marketing like restaurants, and theme parks!!
> .. Fun wow..
> See a CGI “trailer” here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=7&v=xMCdwvEjHW8
> Complete with jet fighter, and air to ground missles!
> He DID produce Mysterious Island: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1705125/?ref_=nm_flmg_prd_5
> It premiered on SyFy channel in 2012,  starring: Gina Holden, Lochlyn Munro etc. and “shattered viewer records with over 2 million viewers”
> Come on… who couldn’t look forward to potential sequels: 
> 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: The Nautilus Lives
> 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: Nemo’s Revenge
> Enjoy… Andrew

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