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Ahoy the Nautilus! Two of them, actually.

The Hollywood Reporter brings news that two new adaptations of Jules Verne's classic sci-fi novel, '20,000 Leagues Under the Sea,' are currently setting sail.

Disney is looking to revisit the adventures of Captain Nemo and the crew of the Nautilus, having brought the tale to life more than 50 years ago with the 1954 movie starring Kirk Douglas and James Mason (pictured). The studio is currently in talks with David Fincher to direct the new version. Ahoy the Nautilus! Two of them, actually.

The Hollywood Reporter brings news that two new adaptations of Jules Verne's classic sci-fi novel, '20,000 Leagues Under the Sea,' are currently setting sail.

Disney is looking to revisit the adventures of Captain Nemo and the crew of the Nautilus, having brought the tale to life more than 50 years ago with the 1954 movie starring Kirk Douglas and James Mason (pictured). The studio is currently in talks with David Fincher to direct the new version.

Meanwhile, Fox is prepping their own 'Leagues' under Tony and Ridley Scott's Scott Free banner and is in talks with Timur Bekmambetov ('Wanted') to direct.

Disney's version doesn't have a script yet, though the studio has hired Scott Z. Burns ('The Bourne Ultimatum') to pen the screenplay. Fox is working with a screenplay by Travis Beacham, co-writer of the recent 'Clash of the Titans' reboot.

Which version will reach 20,000 leagues first? We'll have to wait and see.