Stephen Merritt to Score 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

Recent years have seen a resurgence in the previously discarded movie technique of 3-D films. 3-D movies were big in the 50’s but vanished from the public eye only to make a comeback in the 00’s with films like My Bloody Valentine and Avatar. Now Magnetic Fields mastermind Stephen Merritt hopes to revive another retro film style: silent films. Merritt will contribute a film score to a silent version of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. Merritt’s score will sync up his music with those of characters talking on screen. The project will debut at San Francisco’s Castro Theatre during the city’s annual film festival. Check out more information here.