McG Wants Will Smith for His 20,000 Leagues' Captain Nemo?
A few weeks ago we reported the news that McG would be helming a remake of Disney's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. While it is yet another Hollywood remake, I claimed that it could potentially be a pretty awesome movie, especially with McG directing. Although he has yet to redeem himself after the Charlie's Angels movies, I think McG has found his calling with grittier big budget movies rather than comedic ones. Although we weren't expecting to see this 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea for quite a few more years, McG apparently let slip to Latino Review that he's looking to get Will Smith in the role as Captain Nemo.
"The character Nemo in this film is more about obsession, he is obsessed and people tend to forget that when you become so obsessed you end up being the villain," McG said. "I'm trying to get Will Smith to do it, been trying to get a hold of him. I've been wanting to work with him for a long time already." Of course, this isn't solid casting by any means, given McG probably hasn't even offered it to him yet, but it sounds like that's who he really wants. Personally, I like the idea, because Will Smith is still a great big budget actor. Despite he had two movies I really wasn't too fond of this year, I still think this could be a good fit for him.
So with that darker tone and potential dual role where he ends up fighting himself, would you like to see Will Smith in McG's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea? Or is there a better actor for Captain Nemo?