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Old November 18 2009, 10:08 AM   #1
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Captain Nemo: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea remake halted

Disney has put "Captain Nemo: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" in dry dock.

The picture, tentatively scheduled to begin production in February, has been halted indefinitely, and McG is no longer steering the ship.

The studio confirmed that it won't proceed with the film for now, and reps for the director confirmed he has withdrawn. While names like Will Smith were rumored as possible stars, no cast was ever set. The project had been on a fast track under the Dick Cook regime. Studio sez event pics like "20,000 Leagues," "John Carter of Mars" and "Tron" are still priority under new chief Rich Ross.
http://www.variety.com/article/VR111...goryid=13&cs=1

I wonder if McG's failure with T4 had anything to do with this? This is probably a good thing. I hate when Hollywood remakes classics.
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