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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea script reviewed

20000LeaguesUndertheSea_Poster.jpgThe second draft of the script for the new McG directed 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea has been read and reviewed, or rather “blurbed” online, and it's far from good. In fact the write up it receives sounds horribly like some Disney animated musical or some such rubbish.

However we have to put this into perspective before we leap in. This is a second draft, and it could go through a number of rewrites and writers before it gets made, however right now it's not sounding that great.

I'm not going to go through and repeat the whole write up of the script, that's just straight news reporting and stealing the glory from 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea script review" target="_blank">IESB who got it for a write up, but there are some things I have to say about it.

Firstly I was excited that, like The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, we might not be seeing a westernised Nemo, however reading the script it seems that we're getting a British colonial officer, the son of the Governor General of India, but at least he has an affinity and love for the Indian people, so that's something.

However reading through the review you soon realise that it is as IESB describe it, like an Aladdin story which I think sounds like it's bordering on the musical side. Typical Disney, actually I'm surprised they haven't already announced that it'll all be CGI and in 3D too.

Have a read of the overview if you want, but the upshot is that it doesn't sound great, that the sea monsters are thrown in and don't seem to be there for any real reason other than a sea fight, until the end when they miraculously appear to help Nemo.

Also there doesn't seem to be a driving reason for Nemo to do hide away from humanity and take to the depths, sure there's the fact that the British government want to take the power source he's discovered from the hidden island, while he wants to give it to the world, but would that drive you into hiding? Wouldn't you just keep giving it to the world?

I didn't like the read through and I think we've got to be hopeful that McG will add some meat to it, yes I really did just say that, but when you're dealing with a Disney film then even McG is a potential project saviour!



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