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First Draft: Here Are 20 of the Hottest Public Domain Properties For Screenwriters

First Draft: Here Are 20 of the Hottest Public Domain Properties For Screenwriters

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7. Captain Nemo

The Jules Verne classic Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea was written in 1869 and was brought to the big screen most famously by Disney in 1954. It even became a staple Disneyland and Disney World ride for decades until it was finally retired.

The book tells the story of a ship sent to investigate a wave of mysterious sinkings that encounters the advanced submarine, the Nautilus, commanded by Captain Nemo.

A new cinematic telling of the story has been in development for years, but studios have yet to showcase another version of this story with equal or more significance to the 1954 classic.

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