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The Rock to Head 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

PRODUCTION WEEKLY reports that Dwayne Johnson has been cast in Disney's live-action redo of 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA, under helmer McG.

The studio reportedly hopes to make the film this year in Australia, and has put the project in fast-track.

The synopsis is as follows:

"The story begins with the mystery of an underwater "beast" that has been stalking boats, taking bites out of them, and leaving them to sink to the bottom of the sea. Ned is reluctantly recruited by an old Army buddy to hunt the beast. He's joined by Aronnax, a scientist and Julie. They go out looking for this beast and eventually find it. But the beast is not a beast at all...it's a super tricked-out mega submarine called "The Nautilus," captained by Nemo, who takes them captive and brings them back to a secret Volcano City. There they learn that Nemo is searching for a lost underwater civilization that holds libraries of vast knowledge and a weapon with the power to destroy mankind."

-- By News Editor Annemarie Moody

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