Disney is seeking a tax credit for up to 30% of the budget, as they eye an Austrailian shoot to begin next year.
The Gillard Government is giving director David Fincher's production $21.6 million to put into the shoot, which may create upwards of 2,000 jobs.
David Fincher's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: Captain Nemo Cirlces Austrailian Production; Brad Pitt Will Not Star
Disney is close to closing a deal with Australian government that will make the film the biggest production ever on the continent.
The actor is up to play the iconic harpoonist in the Walt Disney adaptation of the Jules Verne classic.
Director David Fincher also discusses Rendezvous with Rama, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and more.
The filmmaker also gave updates on 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and other projects.
The director is set to replace McG or this upcoming Walt Disney adaptation.
McG is no longer attached to helm the action adventure.
Director McG's take on the classic Jules Verne adventure for Disney.
The director himself reveals that he's never even spoken to the actor about the part.
Scribe only has one month to work with director McG.
The Terminator: Salvation director is helming the film based on the Jules Verne novel.