Disney has put a hold on Captain Nemo: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. The film, which was scheduled to begin production in February, has been halted indefinitely and McG is no longer attached to direct.
The studio confirmed that it won’t proceed with the film for now, and reps for the director confirmed he has withdrawn. While names like Will Smith were rumored as possible stars, no cast was ever set. The project had been on a fast track under the Dick Cook regime. Studio sez event pics like “20,000 Leagues,” “John Carter of Mars” and “Tron” are still priority under new chief Rich Ross.