Will Smith To Star In McG's Undersea Adventure?

McG is already starting to put the word out (to the press) that he's interested in casting science fiction's most bankable actor in the role for young Nemo in 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea.

After the NYC screening for Terminator Salvation, McG apparently got a bit chatty to a group of reporters about his next picture:

The character [Captain] Nemo in this film is more about obsession. He is obsessed, and people tend to forget that when you become so obsessed you end up being the villain. Man, I’m trying to get Will Smith to do it, been trying to get a hold of him. I've been wanting to work with him for a long time already. That guy's great.

Hmm, interesting idea if you want to make bundles of money. But honestly, I don't know if this is a good match for the legendary captain (and pretty complex character) from Jules Verne's books. Well at least we know he likes underwater creatures, after watching Seven Pounds.

[Latino Review]