Disney shanghais McG for ‘20,000 Leagues Under The Sea’
Because Disney has done so well with sea pictures lately, they’ve just signed a deal with McG (real name Joseph McGinty Nichol, currently at work on Terminator: Salvation) to direct its family picture 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: Captain Nemo, according to Variety. Based on the Jules Verne novel, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Disney’s first adaptation of the book came out in 1954 with Kirk Douglas, James Mason, Peter Lorre, Paul Lukas and that big old visual effects Oscar winning giant squid. It was the studio’s first live-action movie.
But the big question I have is this: since they gutted the original 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea ride at Walt Disney World to make room for a Finding Nemo ride, what’s going to be the next creative demolition at the park? Frontierland better watch its back…
Dunno, but they still have the volcano island attraction that plays big in Japan.