Latino Review caught up with Terminator Salvation director McG and pressed some questions about his upcoming project 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. It turns out he's trying to get Will Smith to play his main character Nemo:
McG talked a bit about his idea and all of a sudden I heard him say, "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 continues, "'Man 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."
The film is an origin story of Nemo as he creates his warship, the Nautilus. The characters come from the Jules Verne novel.
The 1954 original "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" was the first live-action film made by Walt Disney, became the second-highest grossing film that year and won three Oscars.