It's X-Men: Apocalypse director Bryan Singer's fiftieth birthday, and he's celebrating by announcing his next project - and it's not another X-Men sequel.
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
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According to this Instagram post, Singer will next tackle an adaptation of Jules Verne's classic 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea. The classic sci-fi tale has been adapted to film several times, with Disney's 1954 adaptation starring Kirk Douglas and James Mason being the most popular.
The book's main antagoinst, Captain Nemo, has also appeared in numerous comic books, including several volumes of League of Extraordinary Gentleman and a solo spin-off mini-series.
No release date or further information on Singer's 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea has been announced.
It's important to note that Singer is careful in this post to say he's not "abandoning" the X-Men movies, so that could mean more work for him in the franchise after X-Men: Apocalypse, which is due out May 27, 2016.