McG’s CAPTAIN NEMO Gets Lost at Sea

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It’s a good thing that McG has a lot of projects going at once because his planned adaptation/spin-of Captain Nemo: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea has run aground.  Disney has put the picture on indefinite hold after tentatively scheduled to begin shooting this February.  However, the closest the film ever came to casting the title role was a rumor that Will Smith may sign on, but beyond that no other names were ever connected with the role of Nemo.  This is unfortunate because it would have really been great to stick it to India by casting a non-Indian as the famous anti-hero.  Bill Marsilli’s script would have followed Nemo’s origin and his construction of his warship, The Nautillus.  Hit the jump to find out why this isn’t a tragedy for anyone.

With McG off the project, the Terminator Salvation director will turn his attention to the drama Dead Spy Running, written by Stephen Gaghan (Syriana).  While McG is also attached to a fifth Terminator film, that’s stuck in as the franchise’s bankruptcy’s proceedings wind through court.

As for Disney, they’ll still continue to support big budget action flicks with Tron Legacy and John Carter of Mars as top priorities.  They also have another big seafaring movie in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, directed by Rob Marshall (Chicago).  It all leaves me a little curious as to why Disney wanted Captain Nemo in the first place.  Maybe it’s because kids today love Jules Verne as much as they love their Facepages and PlayBoxes.

[Variety]




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  • InfiniteMonkey

    Thank the heavens! Now get someone else in there that is a real leader and a real director that can totally take control of this project with gusto and talent.

    Good riddance to bad rubbish.

    Another WE RUIN IT PRODUCTIONS alum shot down. LOL!

  • InfiniteMonkey

    Thank the heavens! Now get someone else in there that is a real leader and a real director that can totally take control of this project with gusto and talent.

    Good riddance to bad rubbish.

    Another WE RUIN IT PRODUCTIONS alum shot down. LOL!

  • harwey

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  • harwey

    Hey Dipsh*t,
    You don’t have enough people viewing your site to alienate an entire subcontinent of people from visiting your site. You’ll never see dumba** commentary like this in cinematical.com

  • JUDGE DREDD

    Well, I for one really liked Terminator Salvation (for the most part) and fully understand that it was supposed to be part 1 of a progressive trilogy, so understand why we didnt get to see shiny terminators and blue- lasers.

    I hope we get to see MCGs complete vision for the series. After re-watching Terminator-1, and taking notice of Kyle Reeces description of the future pretty much everything he described happens in T4, so I’m not sure what peoples beef is with MCG.
    Only a few minor quibbles i have with T4 and thats mostly Bonham Carter as cyberdyne and a few other bits. All in all I think he did a great job, and even charlies angels was ok for what it was supposed to be, a Girl Power based film of a cheesy TV show. Still thats the interwebs for ya.

    I think a revamped oceanic Cap Nemo adventure coulda been awesome, and Mcg coulda made it pretty cool. BUT, I want to see the unfinished Terminator series first!

  • JUDGE DREDD

    Well, I for one really liked Terminator Salvation (for the most part) and fully understand that it was supposed to be part 1 of a progressive trilogy, so understand why we didnt get to see shiny terminators and blue- lasers.

    I hope we get to see MCGs complete vision for the series. After re-watching Terminator-1, and taking notice of Kyle Reeces description of the future pretty much everything he described happens in T4, so I’m not sure what peoples beef is with MCG.
    Only a few minor quibbles i have with T4 and thats mostly Bonham Carter as cyberdyne and a few other bits. All in all I think he did a great job, and even charlies angels was ok for what it was supposed to be, a Girl Power based film of a cheesy TV show. Still thats the interwebs for ya.

    I think a revamped oceanic Cap Nemo adventure coulda been awesome, and Mcg coulda made it pretty cool. BUT, I want to see the unfinished Terminator series first!

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