Disney has tapped Terminator Salvation director McG to helm 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: Captain Nemo, a family film that is being fast tracked by the studio, according to Variety. Sources said he will be paid $8 million against 7% of gross.
The project is scripted by Bill Marsilli and is an origin story of Nemo as he creates his warship, the Nautilus. Disney hopes to make the film this year.
The 1954 original 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea was the first live-action film made by Walt Disney.