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Author Topic: "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" Remake in 2009!!!  (Read 9895 times)
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« Reply #25 on: May 06, 2009, 02:09:03 am »

Now that I think of it, haven't we been down this discussion recently?
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« Reply #26 on: May 06, 2009, 03:25:35 am »

The last rumour is that it was Will Smith... I want someone with a depth of acting ability to play Nemo...both Will Smith and the Rock aren't faceted enough for the character.
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« Reply #27 on: May 06, 2009, 05:04:45 am »

*urgh* Not Will Smith. Will Smith doesn't act, Will Smith just plays Will Smith and while that is fine for many things... not this.


So... you're saying you wouldn't like it when he inevitably belts out, "I have GOT to get me one of THESE" with regards to the Nautilus?

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« Reply #28 on: May 06, 2009, 05:31:41 am »

*urgh* Not Will Smith. Will Smith doesn't act, Will Smith just plays Will Smith and while that is fine for many things... not this.


So... you're saying you wouldn't like it when he inevitably belts out, "I have GOT to get me one of THESE" with regards to the Nautilus?

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« Reply #29 on: May 06, 2009, 07:13:47 am »

how can you say he cant act? have you seen the pursuit of happyness? or seven pounds? his performance in both of those movies made me cry.
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« Reply #30 on: May 08, 2009, 03:17:48 am »

how can you say he cant act? have you seen the pursuit of happyness? or seven pounds? his performance in both of those movies made me cry.

They made a great deal of people cry... but not as much as his acting in Independence Day or Bad Boyz.

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« Reply #31 on: May 08, 2009, 03:39:51 am »

That Will Smith is a capable actor is an often overlooked fact.
His detractors here in this thread have cited as evidence against him movies he made 13 years ago or longer, his supporters noted two stunning performances in the last three years.
Which is the more fair gauge of his abilities?

That having been said...  Nemo?  Really?
Even a great actor cannot play all roles and this either sounds like a mismatch of part and player or a reinvention of Nemo that should be scrutinized regardless of who is cast.
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« Reply #32 on: May 08, 2009, 05:02:53 am »

I'm not saying he's a bad actor - I'm saying he's not a very imaginative or original actor. Sure, he could do a sad Captain Nemo. But the subtlety and the many facets of the character would be lost. Will Smith can't do subtle. Captain Nemo is a very difficult role that I believe (as a Steampunk, admittedly) should be taken seriously.
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« Reply #33 on: May 08, 2009, 12:00:38 pm »

That Will Smith is a capable actor is an often overlooked fact.
His detractors here in this thread have cited as evidence against him movies he made 13 years ago or longer, his supporters noted two stunning performances in the last three years.
Which is the more fair gauge of his abilities?

 His performance in Hancock wasn't exactly Oscar class though, or I Am Legend, but for all that I still Will Smith is not a bad actor, I think he is often let down by scripts, directors, etc. I still don't think he should be the one to play Nemo though, but will they pick an actor than everyone agrees one? I doubt it.  Smiley
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« Reply #34 on: May 08, 2009, 03:46:20 pm »

Will Smith as Nemo seems like a blessing when compared to... this.
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« Reply #35 on: May 08, 2009, 05:28:55 pm »

NOOOOoooo!!!!!!!!!
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« Reply #36 on: May 08, 2009, 05:43:35 pm »

Will Smith as Nemo seems like a blessing when compared to... this.


It's going to be a comedy, right?  HTF is Reeves going to manage a character with two personalities when he can't even manage one?
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« Reply #37 on: May 11, 2009, 03:10:31 am »

Not being racist, but at the end of the day, Will Smith is not really suitable for Nemo, as he is black. Nemo should be swarthy, probably indian, or perhaps asian etc. He would be very good in other roles of 20,000 leagues, just not Nemo. Also, evenin his more serious roles, he does often show a dry humour. While many films benifit from such a thing, Will Smiths acting style is better suited for films set in the modern day ornear future. He just isn't suitable in many ways. Well that's what I think. Mind you, he was brilliant in Wild Wild West, but then that was as a gung ho action hero. And from what I remember, 20, 000 leagues isn't all that gung ho.
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« Reply #38 on: May 11, 2009, 03:12:45 am »

I´d say choosing a black actor is their attempt at a compromise. They´d want the Indian thing, but they also need a Hollywood star. Mind you, Nemo was polish in one of the books.
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« Reply #39 on: May 11, 2009, 12:07:01 pm »

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Ethnic Indian, check.

But it goes beyond that.  This is going to be one of those "special" re-write movies.  The title character is to be played by... Ashwarya Rai.  This may just be studio camouflage disinformation, but it seems a little too pat for that.

Oh, noooesss...


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« Reply #40 on: May 11, 2009, 02:23:56 pm »

With reguards to Will Smith, (who I like) it's not that he is a bad actor, I just think people are afraid he will be directed to act like he does in the other sci-fi movies he has been in.

I agree that an Indian, or swarthy skinned actor would be better. If an Indian actor doesn't make the cut for the franchise, I would love to see Gael Garcia Bernal or. weirdly enough, Rowan Atkinson in the role.
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« Reply #41 on: May 11, 2009, 03:23:52 pm »

Will Smith as Nemo seems like a blessing when compared to... this.


Sorry but there is only one Jekyll to me these days:
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As for Will Smith, he's a decent actor these days even outside his typical action affairs, but no I just can't see him as Nemo. Rowan Atkinson on the other hand I could see as doing credit to the role, when doing serious roles, or even just serious sides to his comedy characters he is just brilliant, and he's bring a little of the fun to the character.
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« Reply #42 on: May 11, 2009, 05:34:34 pm »

Yes!!! James Nesbitt as Jekyll was brilliant!  I agree entirely.
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« Reply #43 on: May 12, 2009, 12:00:29 am »

This is going to be one of those "special" re-write movies.  The title character is to be played by... Ashwarya Rai. 
Chas.

Ummm...actually, I'm OK with that.  Or Indira Varma.  Or Angelina Jolie in her Sky Captain personna.
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« Reply #44 on: May 12, 2009, 04:42:07 pm »

Better that than Will Smith.
Actually, I think Danny DeVitto would be better than Will Smith...
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« Reply #45 on: May 12, 2009, 05:52:44 pm »

Actually, I think I The Rock might have been a good choice for Ned. Grin 

However, for the role of Nemo, if they adhere to the source material that Nemo was Polish, then I would suggest Goran Višnjić, better known as Dr. Luka Kovač on ER.

If instead they go with an Indian Nemo, I think Oded Fehr, familiar to most as Ardeth Bay, the Medjai warrior in The Mummy would be a very good fit for the role.

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« Reply #46 on: May 12, 2009, 08:47:01 pm »

I'm fairly certain Nemo is Indian - in the story "Mysterious Island" Verne explicitly states that. And thats the reason he doesn't like the British. It needs to be an accomplished Indian actor, which shouldn't be too hard to find.
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« Reply #47 on: May 13, 2009, 09:07:26 pm »

Or, if they want to stick with a face the right shade that Americans are used to Faran Tahir might be a  good pick.  He was the terrorist leader in Iron Man.  But I wouldn't be at all surprised to see a woman get the role.  I mean, it worked for Battlestar Galactica, right?  Wasn't everyone just chomping at the bit of a darker, edgier 20,000 Leagues?  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #48 on: May 14, 2009, 12:16:35 am »

Or, if they want to stick with a face the right shade that Americans are used to Faran Tahir might be a  good pick.  He was the terrorist leader in Iron Man.  But I wouldn't be at all surprised to see a woman get the role.  I mean, it worked for Battlestar Galactica, right?  Wasn't everyone just chomping at the bit of a darker, edgier 20,000 Leagues?  Roll Eyes


Worked for Battelstar Galactica? Nooooo.
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« Reply #49 on: May 14, 2009, 04:53:30 pm »

Well, I did like the female Starbuck, but in this case I was being sarcastic.  Very sarcastic.
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