Justin Marks rewriting ‘Nemo’

McG to direct fast-tracked Disney project

Justin Marks has come on board to rewrite Disney’s redo of “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: Captain Nemo.”

Remake will serve as an origin story of Nemo as he creates his warship, the Nautilus. Characters come from the Jules Verne novel and the 1954 actioner, that was the first live action film made by Walt Disney. Studio is fast-tracking the project that McG will direct.

Project is the latest pop culture notch in Marks’ belt after penning scripts for “He-Man and the Masters of the Universe,” “Voltron: Defender of the Universe,” “Street Fighter” and a Green Arrow actioner. First draft was penned by Bill Marsilii.

Sean Bailey (“Tron 2.0”) is producing with McG’s Wonderland Sound and Vision. Jeanne Allgood serves as exec producer.

Disney hopes to make the film this year and is McG’s follow up to “Terminator: Salvation.”

More Film

  • The Disney, Fox Deal Just Set

    The Disney, Fox Deal Just Set Off a Studio Arms Race

    Justin Marks has come on board to rewrite Disney’s redo of “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: Captain Nemo.” Remake will serve as an origin story of Nemo as he creates his warship, the Nautilus. Characters come from the Jules Verne novel and the 1954 actioner, that was the first live action film made by Walt […]

  • What Disney Bought in the Fox

    What Disney Bought: A Billion-Dollar Breakdown of Assets

    Justin Marks has come on board to rewrite Disney’s redo of “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: Captain Nemo.” Remake will serve as an origin story of Nemo as he creates his warship, the Nautilus. Characters come from the Jules Verne novel and the 1954 actioner, that was the first live action film made by Walt […]

  • James Lachlan and Rupert Murdoch

    Disney Chief Bob Iger, Murdochs Reassure Employees, Tout Historic Deal

    Justin Marks has come on board to rewrite Disney’s redo of “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: Captain Nemo.” Remake will serve as an origin story of Nemo as he creates his warship, the Nautilus. Characters come from the Jules Verne novel and the 1954 actioner, that was the first live action film made by Walt […]

  • Sony Pictures Int’l Prods. Boards Pablo

    Sony Pictures Int’l Prods. Boards Pablo Trapero’s ‘La Quietud’

    Justin Marks has come on board to rewrite Disney’s redo of “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: Captain Nemo.” Remake will serve as an origin story of Nemo as he creates his warship, the Nautilus. Characters come from the Jules Verne novel and the 1954 actioner, that was the first live action film made by Walt […]

  • 48 Hours Remake

    '48 Hours' Remake in Development at Paramount With 'Good Time' Team

    Justin Marks has come on board to rewrite Disney’s redo of “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: Captain Nemo.” Remake will serve as an origin story of Nemo as he creates his warship, the Nautilus. Characters come from the Jules Verne novel and the 1954 actioner, that was the first live action film made by Walt […]

  • Variety’s Top Movies of 2017: Critics

    The Best Films of 2017

    Justin Marks has come on board to rewrite Disney’s redo of “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: Captain Nemo.” Remake will serve as an origin story of Nemo as he creates his warship, the Nautilus. Characters come from the Jules Verne novel and the 1954 actioner, that was the first live action film made by Walt […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content