Randall Wallace (Braveheart) has been brought aboard the vessel that will carry director McG and the folks at Disney 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Wallace has been brought on to rewrite Captain Nemo: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, the upcoming adaptation of the classic Jules Verne story. He will be working off of a script from Justin Marks (Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li) and Bill Marsilii (Deja Vu). No word yet on why the change was made, but we can only assume that the Justin Marks draft was riddled with awful dialog — something we all learned the hard way with his work on Street Fighter.
The project, which isn’t set to hit theaters until 2011, will follow the origin story of Captain Nemo and his submarine warship, the Nautilus. In the original book, Nemo is a mysterious scientific genius with a thirst for knowledge and a desire for revenge against the forces of imperialism. Hard to say whether that will translate when Disney commits McG-vision to celluloid, but it is still too early to tell, obviously.
Are you excited about a McG directed Captain Nemo?