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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
They may be calling it a delay or "on hold," but I'm thinking we're not going to see a remake slash origin story of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: Captain Nemo any time soon. Though we're not given much reasoning, save for the fact that director McG can put his attention elsewhere, one can assume that having a film involving loads of water might come off too pricey.
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Hiatus
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: Captain Nemo was prepping to begin production but, coming close to the dealine, Walt Disney Pictures has pulled the plug. The studio confirmed that the studio won’t proceed with the film for now, and reps for the director confirmed he has withdrawn. McG will concentrate on other projects that include Dead Spy Running, a Warner Bros. drama that Stephen Gaghan is writing.
McG is also attached to direct the next Terminator installment, but that has also been put on hold until the franchise has a new studio.
The halting of 20,000 Leagues shouldn't come too much as a surprise, however. The film had been on the fast track, but never rounded up a single cast member.