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Nemo needs rewrite

07.09.2009
Even before I saw TERMINATOR SALVATION I wanted to believe in McG. I was a fan of the series and I wanted it to succeed. After it's unbelievable failure, I've lost all faith in the man with the silly name, and thus am not surprised to learn that his next project 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA: CAPTAIN NEMO is in need of a rewrite. BRAVEHEART scribe Randall Wallace has been hired to rework the film, and is trying to get as much done before he must direct his own film, the racehorse drama SECRETARIAT, which begins filming in September. McG has publicly stated that he would love to cast Will Smith as Nemo but this being the film's third rewrite to date, that somehow seems unlikely. Maybe Paul Walker's available?

Extra Tidbit: Will this be McG'S last chance to prove himself?
Source: THR

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3:05PM on 07/09/2009
McG needs to go back to doing comedy action movies where the story is secondary and he can focus in on dancing girls in their underwear.
McG needs to go back to doing comedy action movies where the story is secondary and he can focus in on dancing girls in their underwear.
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12:19PM on 07/09/2009

Hell naw!

ugh...I really wish they would scrap this project. Why don't they make a 20,000 leagues movie based on the original novel? And Yes, Nemo is supposed to be Indian. Not a bad rapper from the 80s and 90s.
ugh...I really wish they would scrap this project. Why don't they make a 20,000 leagues movie based on the original novel? And Yes, Nemo is supposed to be Indian. Not a bad rapper from the 80s and 90s.
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11:47AM on 07/09/2009

black nemo...

captain nemo declared himself of Indian descent in the second novel. his heritage was changed for the movie since at the time American audiences probably wouldn't have gone to see a movie with a brown skined protagonist. so will playing nemo isnt as far a stretch as James mason. my only worry is if will has the dramatic chops to not only play nemo but to play him under mcg's questionable direction.
captain nemo declared himself of Indian descent in the second novel. his heritage was changed for the movie since at the time American audiences probably wouldn't have gone to see a movie with a brown skined protagonist. so will playing nemo isnt as far a stretch as James mason. my only worry is if will has the dramatic chops to not only play nemo but to play him under mcg's questionable direction.
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11:41AM on 07/09/2009

black nemo...

captain nemo declared himself of Indian descent in the second novel. his heritage was changed for the movie since at the time American audiences probably wouldn't have gone to see a movie with a brown skined protagonist. so will playing nemo isnt as far a stretch as James mason. my only worry is if will has the dramatic chops to not only play nemo but to play him under mcg's questionable direction.
captain nemo declared himself of Indian descent in the second novel. his heritage was changed for the movie since at the time American audiences probably wouldn't have gone to see a movie with a brown skined protagonist. so will playing nemo isnt as far a stretch as James mason. my only worry is if will has the dramatic chops to not only play nemo but to play him under mcg's questionable direction.
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11:33AM on 07/09/2009
McG had a chance to prove himself with T4 with which he failed miserably. The only way you can say T4 was good with a straight face is when comparing it to T3, but even that's a stretch for some people.
McG had a chance to prove himself with T4 with which he failed miserably. The only way you can say T4 was good with a straight face is when comparing it to T3, but even that's a stretch for some people.
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10:30AM on 07/09/2009
"Maybe Paul Walker's available?"

That made me chuckle.

McG will fall flat on his face again.
"Maybe Paul Walker's available?"

That made me chuckle.

McG will fall flat on his face again.
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9:23AM on 07/09/2009
Damn, I thought this was Pixar news.
Damn, I thought this was Pixar news.
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7:16AM on 07/09/2009

will smith???

WILLL SMITH AS NEMO??? how is he playing a 45-50 year old white guy ???

I mean no offence i like Will but that would not be Nemo, it would be some other story...
WILLL SMITH AS NEMO??? how is he playing a 45-50 year old white guy ???

I mean no offence i like Will but that would not be Nemo, it would be some other story...
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11:08AM on 07/09/2009
Well.....I guess then that the Indian guy who played NEMO in League of Extraordinary Gentlement was doing it wrong too?

Creative license and all that :)
Well.....I guess then that the Indian guy who played NEMO in League of Extraordinary Gentlement was doing it wrong too?

Creative license and all that :)
11:18AM on 07/09/2009
Well, the same thing happened with I Am Legend. Just throwing that out there. :P
Well, the same thing happened with I Am Legend. Just throwing that out there. :P
6:01AM on 07/09/2009
I thought TERMINATOR SALVATION was frickin' awesome.

That said, too bad this hasn't progressed any closer to production.

And finally, I'd love to see Will Smith as Nemo - but it would have to be a very serious movie, with much bloodshed. (Like...TERMINATOR SALVATION!)
I thought TERMINATOR SALVATION was frickin' awesome.

That said, too bad this hasn't progressed any closer to production.

And finally, I'd love to see Will Smith as Nemo - but it would have to be a very serious movie, with much bloodshed. (Like...TERMINATOR SALVATION!)
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11:34AM on 07/09/2009
"with much bloodshed. (Like...TERMINATOR SALVATION!)"

What bloodshed? I must not have seen it hiding behind that PG-13 rating.
"with much bloodshed. (Like...TERMINATOR SALVATION!)"

What bloodshed? I must not have seen it hiding behind that PG-13 rating.
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2:34AM on 07/09/2009
this guy should not be getting another big budget movie
this guy should not be getting another big budget movie
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2:09AM on 07/09/2009
Hold on a sec terminator 4 was really good and made plenty of cash so will every one shut up with the hate for the movie and McG
Hold on a sec terminator 4 was really good and made plenty of cash so will every one shut up with the hate for the movie and McG
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1:57AM on 07/09/2009
In response to the extra tidbit... why does he keep getting chances? What promise has he ever shown? Charlies Angels? We Are Marshall? If this guy had a normal name nobody would care.
In response to the extra tidbit... why does he keep getting chances? What promise has he ever shown? Charlies Angels? We Are Marshall? If this guy had a normal name nobody would care.
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1:39AM on 07/09/2009
What happened to the "next article" arrow that used to be above the strike back? Any way we can get that back? ...I prefer to go down the line, article by article.
What happened to the "next article" arrow that used to be above the strike back? Any way we can get that back? ...I prefer to go down the line, article by article.
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1:33AM on 07/09/2009
I Agree!!!Studios need to rethink about hiring McG
I Agree!!!Studios need to rethink about hiring McG
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1:18AM on 07/09/2009
I wish the headline was Nemo needs better director.
I wish the headline was Nemo needs better director.
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1:13AM on 07/09/2009
I just don't understand the studios' logic in hiring McG.
I just don't understand the studios' logic in hiring McG.
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1:00AM on 07/09/2009
Will Smith as Nemo? Really?

I'm starting to think that McG huffs paint.
Will Smith as Nemo? Really?

I'm starting to think that McG huffs paint.
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