Captain Nemo: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea remake halted

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Dream, Nov 18, 2009.

  1. Dream

    Dream Admiral Admiral

    Dec 2, 2001
    Hotel Transylvania

    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.
  2. Klaus

    Klaus Vice Admiral Admiral

    Sep 14, 2003
    Beach condo, Bay of Eldamar
    Well as a big fan of the book this is one I'd like a version of it that hews closer to the book and has a little more bite than the first Disney one.

    Not that McG was going to give me anything like that -- having him leave thus strikes me as very good news.

    I really want movies of this and War of the Worlds that set them in the 19th century.
  3. js

    js Captain Captain

    Jul 28, 2000
    League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (a movie which I actually liked in contrast to apparently everyone else LOL) has a pretty cool Nemo and Nautilus.
  4. Kirkman1987

    Kirkman1987 Commodore Commodore

    Mar 3, 2008
    Too bad. The Disney version is alright, but way too kiddy and disneyfied.

    That said, James Mason was an Awesome Captain Nemo. I also like the ending they came up with in that film, and The Squid scene is still really impressive even today, some 50 years later.
  5. Captaindemotion

    Captaindemotion Vice Admiral Admiral

    May 26, 2001
    It's wrong to describe the prospective, now abortive 20,000 Leagues as 'a remake of a classic movie.' It would have been another adaptation of a classic novel. The original is fun but hardly definitive.

    Casino Royale and War of the Worlds are just two recent examples of novels filmed for the second time and IMHO both were at least as good as the original.