Randall Wallace has been drafted in to do rewrites on Disney’s Captain Nemo: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea project, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Prior to this appointment, Bill Marsilii and Justin Marks had been working on the screenplay for this production.
The film, to be directed by Terminator Salvation helmer McG, will track the origins of the titular skipper as he embarks on a maiden adventure aboard the submarine Nautilus. Earlier this year McG spoke to Latino Review in a widely reported story about his desire to cast Will Smith in the role of Nemo. As of now there is still no confirmation as to who will take on the part of the famous submariner, but the director maintains that the film will begin shooting later this year.
Adapted from the classic novel by Jules Verne, the original 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea was released in 1954 and marked Disney’s first foray into live-action cinema. This upcoming remake is currently in pre-production and is without a release date at the moment