McG wants Smith for Nemo
Earlier this month, we heard that McG was to remake Jules Verne's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. Not a straight remake though, it's an origin story of Captain Nemo, which comes before the story we know of already.
McG has given the name of the actor he would love to play Captain Nemo. It's only Will Smith.
Post Terminator Salvation, McG is going for a more family orientated effort. His remake of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, will tell the origin story of Captain Nemo and his ship the Nautilus. He's not hanging around in naming who he wants to star though, on Latino Review through Coming Soon, he had this to say:
The character Nemo in this film is more about obsession, he is obsessed and people tend to forget that when you become so obsessed you end up being the villain," McG told the site, adding "Man I'm trying to get Will Smith to do it, been trying to get a hold of him. I've been wanting to work with him for a long time already. That guy's great.
So there we go. McG has his sights set on Will Smith. Who knows if Will Smith is interested. Do you think Will Smith would make a good Captain Nemo? Is McG the right man for the job?