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Merrick here...
IESB sat down with McG, who chatted about the status of his various projects - including 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA (aka CAPTAIN NEMO) and the next TERMINATOR installment. His comments seem to reinforce previous suggestions that John Connor's Future War would spill into our time in T5. Says McG:
McG: Yeah. I'm prepping 20,000 Leagues, every day, but I'm concurrently prepping Terminator 5, another Terminator picture. [EDIT] IESB: Do you want to take time off between Terminator films? McG: It's interesting. Obviously, Michael Bay had tremendous success following Transformers, in a very short window. Sometimes people like to take time off, but I'm excited about the next installation of the story, in the Terminator idea. So, for me, it's terribly exciting to get back out there and show a different face of that idea, and perhaps get out of the apocalyptic world and into a contemporary world. I think the audience is going to be very excited about our way in.
When asked about the dense flak clouds of criticism regularly hurled towards him by the Geek Sector, McG responded:
It's interesting because a lot of people don't like me, but a lot of people just don't like my name. I can't take that too seriously because that's been my name my whole life. It's not something that I prescribed myself. So, I just gotta roll forward and, hopefully, have the films do the talking.
All of this, and more, can be found over at IESB (HERE).
Mr....G?...also touched on what we can expect from his 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA project.
McG: It's a bit of a departure from the Richard Fleischer movie, and much more in keeping with the spirit of the novel, as far as what Aronnax is up to and the becoming of Captain Nemo, and how the man became at war with war itself. So, there's a little bit more meat on the bone, in regard to the genesis of the Nemo character, than you're given in the ‘50's movie that Disney made. Also, it's a little more contemporary.
McG indicates that his Nemo film will have "a great deal of action", and offered his perception of LEAGUES author Jules Verne:
I grew up on his body of work, and the imagination to come out of the mid-19th century is extraordinary. I'm active in the Jules Verne society, and I am very passionate about protecting his legacy.
More details on this project can be found at a seperate IESB posting HERE. Wonder when McG joined that Jules Verne society?

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