Variety reports that Disney has decided its time to do a reboot of their 1954 film "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" and have tapped director McG to
Scripted by Bill Marsilli, the film is an origin story of Nemo as he creates his warship, the Nautilus. The characters come from the Jules Verne novel.
There have been a few reboots of Jules Verne's classic story over the years. The most recent was an animated version in 2002, but before that was a live-action one from 1997. In fact, the 1954 Disney version that most people think of is actually a reboot from a silent film from 1916, which itself is a remake of a French silent film from 1907 directed by the father of special effects, Georges Melies.
So this then is actually a reboot of a reboot of a reboot.
McG's is Hollywood's latest "It boy." Rising up out of the music video biz, his first big film was the reboot of "Charlies Angels" in 2000. He followed this up with the sequel "Charlies Angels: Full Throttle" in 2003, and then directed "We Are Marshall" in 2006 with Matthew McConaughey. Currently, McG is in post production on the fourth Terminator film,
"Terminator: Salvation." And while "20,000 Leagues" is officially the next one he is signed up to work on, there is talk that he might also direct the fifth Terminator film as well.
Personally, I think he's a hack.