McG To Direct 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

20000-Sea-remake.jpgMcG is a hard guy to get a read on. I quite liked the first Charlie’s Angels movie, but the second one is one of the worst sequels in film history (not as bad as Highlander 2 mind you… but really quite bad). We are Marshall was ok too, but not good enough to erase the memory of Angels 2.

I wasn’t very happy to hear McG was going to helm the new Terminator movie, but I’m trying to keep an open mind about it. The trailers haven’t really thrilled me, but they haven’t turned me off either. So, for now my mild pessimism remains intact. So the news that McG is going to direct the upcoming McG 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: Captain Nemo “remake”. Our freinds over at IESB give us this:

McG, who most recently helmed “Terminator: Salvation,” had multiple studios vying for his next slot. Sources said he will be paid $8 million against 7% of gross. Scripted by Bill Marsilli, the film is an origin story of Nemo as he creates his warship, the Nautilus. The characters come from the Jules Verne novel.

I LOVED Captain Nemo stories when I was a kid and have always thought a new big screen adaptation (that has nothing to do with the horrendous League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen movie) would be amazing… but with McG at the helm I’m not so excited at the moment.

Who knows… maybe the new Terminator flick will rule and my enthusiasm for a new 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea will spike up. Here’s hoping.

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