Wednesday, January 7, 2009

No...


McG is going to direct a remake of "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" with a script by Bill Marsilli...

Uhmm. No.

No. No. No. No. No! NO! I almost said a bad word there... sigh, but no. Anyone whose name sounds like an Irish cousin of Kenny G should not be directing a remake of this classic...

That being said, I'll try and keep an open mind. After all, I haven't seen Terminator Salvation yet and it is going to be an origin story, not the actual classic book by Jules Verne.

No... sigh. Just, no.

15 comments:

Michael Bay's Rectum said...

HahaHAHAhAHAHahAHAHaHAAHAAH!!! Just wait until Brett Ratner remakes The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes and Stephen Sommers remakes The Black Hole.

Brandon said...

Have some hope. Not everything he has done has been Charlie's Angel caliber. Anyone who was involved with shows like Chuck and Supernatural can't be all bad. He also directed "We Are Marshall" which I haven't seen but from what I heard was pretty good.

aracuanbird said...

I love 20k, but the film, as a whole, doesn't work for most folks born after 1980. So long as Disney can retain the really meaningful elements (the tone, the Nautilus design, and a spot-on rehash of Kirk Douglas's Ned Land) I think there's a ton of room for improvements.

One factor to consider--a dangerous thing in fact--is how Nemo will be treated in this new 20k. Unlike 1954, we now have real terrorists, with real faces. Will Nemo be treated as a dangerous but lovable terrorist, sort of like the hooker with a heart of gold? Interesting to consider, and dangerous given our times.

Justin said...

Is this remake going to be produced by Disney?

BC Morris said...

Yes, Disney is making this film. Yes, it's a prequel, not a remake. It remains to be seen if Harper Goff's Nautilus will return, but man alive, have a little faith.

Do you want a Mysterious Island built here in synergy-only stateside? Better have a major film to tie it too first!

skipper brodie said...

Remake the RIDE, not the movie!

Anonymous said...

I hate teh fact that this masterpiece is being touched...it's one of two live action films (Mary Poppins also)that should be left alone in teh Disney cannon. That said, I'll try to keep an open mind. Terminator looks good even though I'm not generally a McG fan. It just dissapoints me that this was greenlit over dawn treader which was the best book in the Narnia series. Hopefully I'm proved wrong an dthis film introduces nemo to a new generation.

Anonymous said...

This might be good. It's a prequel not a remake. Isn't there a rumor that this will be a trilogy with Johnny Depp as Nemo? I also wonder how this will affect the rumored version of DisneySea's Mysterious Island for Animal Kingdom. The rumor says that it will be built where Camp Minnie-Mickey is now.

Anonymous said...

Is it REALLY necessary to keep remaking all of these great old films? Doesn't anyone in Hollywood have an ORIGINAL idea for crying out loud?

Anonymous said...

IT's not a remake, it's an origin film "Written by Bill Marsilli, the film is an, origin, story of Nemo as he creates his warship, the Nautilus. The characters come from the Jules Verne novel."

Lindsay Brothers Studios said...

Actually, having it be a prequel actually makes it worse. I can see how a good remake of 20K could happen, but first you need somebody with a passion for it, like Peter Jackson had for King Kong. Hired hands like McG and Marsili do not get me excited for this.

Anonymous said...

BC Morris is partially correct. There IS a prequel script. There is also a remake script. In fact, Disney is developing THREE "Captain Nemo" scripts, the remake and at least one prequel... likely two. They want three movies to create a new "Nemo" franchise.

Tristan Lindsay said...

ugh. i wish Disney would stop trying to turn everything into a franchise before the first film is even OUT. Pirates and Narnia, though they both had their good points, were failures in my book. Though I'll grant that one at least was a huge success financially.

Anonymous said...

No, Tristan. Pirates and Narnia are NOT failures. They're successes and it's VERY obvious, so don't deny it!

Anonymous said...

The original film was a bore. Maybe they can add in some CGI and keep people awake.