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McG talks 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: Captain Nemo

20000LeaguesUndertheSea_Poster.jpgMcG has been busy talking today, not only has he been chatting about Terminator 5, but he's talked about his intentions for the remake of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, or rather the re-adaptation of the Jules Verne story, and it sounds like that's the real intention.

He reveals that they are going to produce something very different from the Disney original, and that it will be heavily action, and a little more that's worth a giggle.

McG got speaking about the film, and it does sound as though they are going to be adapting the novel rather than remaking 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: Captain Nemo, something we often scoff at producers when they say such things. However it does sound that way.

"It's a bit of a departure from the Richard Fleischer movie, and much more in keeping with the spirit of the novel, as far as what Aronnax is up to and the becoming of Captain Nemo, and how the man became at war with war itself. So, there's a little bit more meat on the bone, in regard to the genesis of the Nemo character, than you're given in the '50's movie that Disney made. Also, it's a little more contemporary.

I love that movie, but there were two female characters, and they were both prostitutes. And, there were a couple of black people in the film, and they were all electrocuted. So, nowadays, I think we need to progress a little bit beyond that."

Yes, there sounds like there will have to be a good few changes in our modern world. Perhaps we could have male prostitutes and...no, that's no good either!

Joking aside there will be a lot of changes, but they sound as though they will be changed from the book, not the Disney film.

The IESB interview through AICN goes on to talk about the action based story, something he believes the original work intended.

"...there will be a great deal of action because, let's face it, the guy is an adventurer. And, I think that was the intention of Jules Verne. The idea was living a life beyond, in contemporary society, what we would have to characterize as "cubicle life." The idea is getting up and then going around the world, living under sea and doing what no one does. It's the spirit of the adventure that I want to capture."

You know I have to say that the guy does talk a good game. I just hope that he does the film justice. Of course on the action front I have no qualms, but what I want to see is a complete story behind it, and not lacking as Terminator Salvation (Filmstalker review) was.

Since he's prepping both this and Terminator 5 at the same time, I have a feeling 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: Captain Nemo will be the first film to be made and we'll wait for the fifth Terminator, if it is to come from the director.



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