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Dusty Ayres March 7 2010 09:39 AM

McG's 'Captain Nemo' beached by Disney
 
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Walt Disney's new studio chief Rich Ross has made his presence felt by pulling the plug on "Captain Nemo: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea," which was in preproduction in Mexico.
TheL.A. Times reports how a few weeks ago the studio spent big bucks on a rewrite by Michael Chabon, and had spent millions hiring workers and building sets in Rosarito Beach. McG dropped out on Monday.

McG's 'Captain Nemo' beached by Disney

Shatinator March 7 2010 10:13 AM

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After the disastor of Terminator: Salvation, um I'm not surprised. McG proably wanted to turn Nemo into Ahab.

Obiwanshinobi March 7 2010 11:09 AM

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Ah well. Think it's about time for a We are Marshalls: Full Throttle movie, actually We are Marshalls was actually pretty decent.

Dream March 7 2010 11:37 AM

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Very old news. I started a topic about this three months when this news was first released...

http://www.trekbbs.com/showthread.php?t=108467

Forbin March 7 2010 04:27 PM

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Anything that keeps McG from making another movie is fine by me.

Dusty Ayres March 7 2010 06:57 PM

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Forbin wrote: (Post 3895234)
Anything that keeps McG from making another movie is fine by me.

Me too. The man has zero talent as a movie-maker. Hopefully somebody like James Cameron can do a better version of this classic story-maybe even update it to the present day (the Nautilus is now powered by fusion rather than by nuclear power instead, and Arronax, realizing this, want to get its secrets so that the world can benefit.)

T'Baio March 7 2010 07:24 PM

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McG is actually a very talented filmmaker. When not being pissed around by film studios and movie stars, he's actually quite a good filmmaker. He does what Michael Bay does, except coherently and without the coke.

Samurai8472 March 7 2010 07:28 PM

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Dusty Ayres wrote: (Post 3895446)
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Forbin wrote: (Post 3895234)
Anything that keeps McG from making another movie is fine by me.

Me too. The man has zero talent as a movie-maker. Hopefully somebody like James Cameron can do a better version of this classic story-maybe even update it to the present day (the Nautilus is now powered by fusion rather than by nuclear power instead, and Arronax, realizing this, want to get its secrets so that the world can benefit.)


Something to get Cameron back into the ocean

:techman:

What I mean by that is more "Abyss" and less "Titanic"

Cmndr J Crichton March 7 2010 07:42 PM

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They should've not let him make t4 after x3. Sure x3 made a ton of money. However the fan backlash on that movie is so huge, why would a studio give him such a major fan based project again?

FPAlpha March 7 2010 08:07 PM

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T'Baio wrote: (Post 3895524)
McG is actually a very talented filmmaker. When not being pissed around by film studios and movie stars, he's actually quite a good filmmaker. He does what Michael Bay does, except coherently and without the coke.

Are you serious?

I admit i enjoyed Charlies Angels 1+2 but only on a superficial level because it was so goofy and funny.

The only advantage he has on Bay is that he didn't discover shaky cam (yet).

Both are popcorn directors and i'd call neither one a good director.. i'm still laughing when it was pointed out to him how that big humancollector robot was able to "sneak" up on that house in the middle of the desert and ambush everyone and he was stunned because he couldn't explain it.

McG should stick to music videos and small franchises where he can do no damage.

T'Baio March 7 2010 08:41 PM

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FPAlpha wrote: (Post 3895649)
Are you serious?

I admit i enjoyed Charlies Angels 1+2 but only on a superficial level because it was so goofy and funny.

The only advantage he has on Bay is that he didn't discover shaky cam (yet).

Both are popcorn directors and i'd call neither one a good director...

I am serious. He fucked up on T4, there's no question. He allowed the studio to meddle too much. He allowed a star to come in and shake things up with his demands. Then, to top it all off, he paid too much heed to the internet and freaked out to the bad response the original screenplay made, and halfway through production (and this partly due to the aforementioned studio meddling) started changing things around so as not to piss people off. All horrible, horrible mistakes, and I hope he's learned lessons.

But if you look at the Charlie's Angels movies and his other directing work, the guy has a steady eye. He knows how to construct a through line when it would be easy to go off the rail, and he has an incredible talent for retention of tone and visual key. All things Michael Bay does not have. Look at a McG action sequence and a Bay action sequence, and a McG one is far more visceral in a perceptually retainable yet still kinetic way.

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FPAlpha wrote: (Post 3895649)
i'm still laughing when it was pointed out to him how that big humancollector robot was able to "sneak" up on that house in the middle of the desert and ambush everyone and he was stunned because he couldn't explain it.

Someone should point that out to Captain Craig. ;)

Joel_Kirk March 8 2010 09:03 AM

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Cmndr J Crichton wrote: (Post 3895568)
They should've not let him make t4 after x3. Sure x3 made a ton of money. However the fan backlash on that movie is so huge, why would a studio give him such a major fan based project again?

Are you talking about X-Men 3?

If so, you're confusing McG with Brett Ratner....;)

Captaindemotion March 8 2010 11:59 AM

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I liked Terminator Salvation. So sue me.

Forbin March 8 2010 06:35 PM

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FPAlpha wrote: (Post 3895649)
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T'Baio wrote: (Post 3895524)
McG is actually a very talented filmmaker. When not being pissed around by film studios and movie stars, he's actually quite a good filmmaker. He does what Michael Bay does, except coherently and without the coke.

Are you serious?

I admit i enjoyed Charlies Angels 1+2 but only on a superficial level because it was so goofy and funny.

I enjoyed CA 1 on that level, but I thought CA 2 was a mass of disjointed manic hallucinations that was more a collection of bad music videos than coherent movie.

Aragorn March 8 2010 07:46 PM

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I really appreciate how McG can turn a great story like We Are Marshall into a merely okay movie.


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