Bryan Singer just blasted on Instagram that he will next direct 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea. This isn’t the one that Disney had been developing, which David Fincher seemed close to directing. This is an original, and I’m told that Singer already has shown the script to 2oth Century Fox, his home base. The story is by Singer and Rick Sordelet and Dan Studney, and the script has been written by Sordelet & Studney, based on the Jules Verne novel that is in public domain. Singer sent the message to fete his 50th birthday today.

“It’s my 50th birthday 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…[I’m] not abandoning the X-Men universe…very excited by X-Men Apocalypse and beyond.”

Trying to get details from Fox on whether it will make the film, but it sounds like there might be an undersea race here to be first. Stay tuned.