|Disney Drowns McG's Leagues
Written by Ivan Radford
|Tuesday, 17 November 2009 14:09
Thanks to Disney, McG's current project has gone the way of its title. His adaptation of Jules Vernes' novel has sunk way past the 20k mark, leaving the helmer without a helm to steer. With no names attached to the role of Captain Nemo, tarted up for family audiences by Bill Marsilli, 20,000 Leagues under the Sea was always on slippery ground, but was still set for a February shoot.
Now, with Dick Cook gone, the project's been anchored firmly to the sea bed, leaving Disney to focus on tentpole blockbusters like Tron Legacy to line their pockets. Oh, and Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, of course. But what of McG? Well, he's always got Terminator 5 - if anyone ever buys the rights for that franchise - and a future feature over at Warner Bros, Dead Spy Running. For now, though, the House of Mouse have truly run McG aground. And from there, it's only a few stages till he reaches "washed up" status. Nice one, Disney.
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