Things don’t seem to be working out for McG recently. Before the release of Terminator Salvation he began development on Terminator 5, however he intended to film Captain Nemo: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea for Disney before that. Cut to now and the Terminator rights are being auctioned off, preventing any work on the next Terminator film, and now according to Variety Disney have halted Nemo.
Disney has put “Captain Nemo: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea” in dry dock.
The picture, tentatively scheduled to begin production in February, has been halted indefinitely, and McG is no longer steering the ship. The studio confirmed that it won’t proceed with the film for now, and reps for the director confirmed he has withdrawn. While names like Will Smith were rumored as possible stars, no cast was ever set. The project had been on a fast track under the Dick Cook regime. Studio sez event pics like “20,000 Leagues,” “John Carter of Mars” and “Tron” are still priority under new chief Rich Ross.
McG will now focus on a drama called Dead Spy Running for Warner Bros.