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When you think Sam Raimi productions, Disney isn’t exactly the first thing to come to mind. Nevertheless, one of Disney’s next big projects is the supposedly Sam Raimi-produced remake of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: Captain Nemo, helmed by popular television and movie director/producer McG (We know that McG’s production company, Wonderland Sound and Vision, is signed on to produce, so we’re not quite sure where the Raimi rumors are coming from…).

The latest name to be attached to the project is that of Justin Marks, the writer/producer (man, does anyone in Hollywood only have one job?) behind Fast Forward, The Stranger, and Unbroken. Marks was brought on board the 20,000 Leagues project to rework the original script, penned by a one Bill Marsisli, which was leaked onto the Web a while back. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: Captain Nemo is the origin story of the Captain Nemo character first adapted from Jules Verne’s novel and brought to the silver screen by none other than Walt Disney.

While 20,000 Leagues will be McG’s next major project following Terminator: Salvation—Disney hopes to finish filming this year for a 2010 release—Marks is on his own hot streak, coming to the film after penning the scripts for He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, Voltron: Defender of the Universe, and Street Fighter.

Regardless of whether or not Sam Raimi has really signed on to produce 20,000 Leagues, one question still remains: Why in the hell would Disney, with all of its limitless resources, put out ANOTHER kids movie starring a character named Nemo?! Seriously, guys, have you really gotten THAT lazy?


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