McG (“Charlie’s Angels,” “Terminator Salvation”) is after box-office megastar Will Smith to play Captain Nemo in his just-announced “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea” prequel for Disney Pictures says Latino Review.
“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. 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. That guy’s great” says McG.
The film is an origin story of Nemo as he creates his warship, the Nautilus, and will setup the scenario of Jules Verne’s classic novel.