Tuesday, November 17, 2009

'20,000 Leagues Under the Sea' Dead in the Water

According to Variety, Warner Bros. has halted moving forward with their remake of "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea." On top of that, McG, who was set to direct, is off the project, and will now concentrate on other things such as the Warner Bros. drama, "Dead Spy Running."

"20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" seemed to be moving ahead pretty well, with a tentative shooting start of February, 2010. McG even said not that long ago that they’d already looked at different shooting locations including Japan, France and Canada. The "Terminator Salvation" director sounded pretty enthusiastic back in August when he talked about such things as how he was planning on contemporizing the story while still maintaining the spirit of adventure from the original 1870 story and 1950’s movie.

There’s no real word on why Disney has halted "20,000 Leagues," nor why McG has left the project. Apart from having a director, no cast was set.

Are you surprised Disney has put a halt on their "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" remake? I know I am. And I was looking forward to a reimagining of the classic tale (even though I am usually against remakes).

More news to come! Catch ya' later!
Source: Screen Rant

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