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20 Feb The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne

The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne had a long genesis. I originally wrote a screenplay about Jules Verne and Captain Nemo called “Nemo and Me”; this aroused some interest in the UK, where I was then living, but no sales. The executive of an American company then visiting London asked me to write a second Jules Verne feature which she said her boss would soon be in a position to pay for. I plunged into it, but of course the promised funding never came through. I was, however, able to sell an option on this second screenplay, called Ring of Fire, to producer Pierre Spengler (who made the 3 Musekteers movies) as a project for Richard Lester, who loved it. The finances for this never came together, however, despite their best efforts. It was this screenplay, however, that I submitted to George Lucas when he was recruiting writers for the Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, and helped me get that gig. Years later, living in the States by now, I disucssed the idea of turning the concept into a television series with producer/director Pierre de Lespinois. He was enthusiastic, provided me with the equipment and an editor to make a trailer, and began the long task of raising the money, which ultimately led us to Talisman Films in England and finally to Canada, where the series was shot.

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Watch Full Episodes

Click here for a youtube channel dedicated to SAJV, including full episodes!

Jules Verne Series Brochure

Mashups

Jules Verniana

Original book covers

News articles

Canada | New Zealand

Commentary

Click here for a message from Gavin Scott, Creator of The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne

Fan Clubs and Various links

Jules Verne on IMDB

Jules Verne Wikipedia Entry

Two Evil Monks.com – Jules Verne Fan Club

2 Comments
  • Zachary
    Posted at 21:42h, 26 December Reply

    I really love this show. I hope there will be a DVD or Blu Ray release someday since I have never had the pleasure of seeing the show in HD as it was filmed. I first saw the show many years ago on the sci-fi network. Luckily, I saw the last 3 marathons they aired in the US between starting in July of 2004. Someone recorded those marathons and has made the show available to us now.

    • Gavin Scott
      Posted at 12:34h, 22 January Reply

      Thank you Zachary.
      Apologies for the late reply.
      I would love TSAJV to be put out officially too but there are legal problems due to the nature of the financial backing and all my efforts so far have been in vain.
      But we live in hope!
      Best,
      Gavin

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