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    Cast Member Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson As Capt Nemo In Disney's 20K Film

    According to Production Weekly, Dwayne Johnson is being cast in the role of Capt Nemo in Walt Disney Pictures' 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea: Captain Nemo prequel. Even when he performed only as his alter ego (the eyebrow raising cocky Rock in WWE wrestling, the man showed unusual and appealing acting talent.

    Although we cannot be certain that he has indeed landed the role yet, it would make sense that he has. Afterall, the actor does have an impressive list of movies in his background now ..including two successful Disney films, The Game Plan and (most recently) Race To Witch Mountain. He is indeed earning his credentials as a Disney Cast Member. Can you smell-lel-lel-lel-lel what the CM is cooking?!!!

    Will Smith has also been considered for the role. However, I beleave that Johnson would fit the role much better. Besides, I've heard that the shooting of another Men In Black film may start up in the near future. this of course would create a scheduling conflict for Smith. Darn!
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    Re: Cast Member Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson As Capt Nemo In Disney's 20K Film

    MIB3 is indeed comig soon.

    However I am not as excited with this news as you are. Mr Johnson is hardly in the same (twenty thousand) league(s) as James Mason*. His casting suggests a certain 'dumbing down' that will not go down well with the fans of the original. I will liken this to the rumours of several years ago that would have seen J-Lo playing Mary Poppins.

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    Re: Cast Member Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson As Capt Nemo In Disney's 20K Film

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    Re: Cast Member Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson As Capt Nemo In Disney's 20K Film

    Quote Originally Posted by ALIASd View Post
    Too bad. His rounded personality would have made him excellent for the film.
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    Re: Cast Member Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson As Capt Nemo In Disney's 20K Film

    Quote Originally Posted by nathan detroit View Post
    MIB3 is indeed comig soon.

    However I am not as excited with this news as you are. Mr Johnson is hardly in the same (twenty thousand) league(s) as James Mason*. His casting suggests a certain 'dumbing down' that will not go down well with the fans of the original. I will liken this to the rumours of several years ago that would have seen J-Lo playing Mary Poppins.
    Now that Johnson is out, I hope they find somebody that's worth their sea salt. I used to like Will Smith quite a lot. But, it's starting to seem like he plays the same character in every film.[/quote]

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    Re: Cast Member Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson As Capt Nemo In Disney's 20K Film

    I really can't see The Rock as Nemo. I love the book 20,000 Leagues, and Disney's movie is just awesome. I always picture Nemo from Disney's film, and a modern day actor to play him, maybe Timothy Dalton if he grew a beard?

    I just hope they keep the Nautilus looking like they did in the original film. Most likley not, but man, do I love the way that sub looks.

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    Re: Cast Member Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson As Capt Nemo In Disney's 20K Film

    I don't know why they'd consider him for Nemo. I could certainly see him as the 21st century version of the character Kirk Douglas put together.
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    Re: Cast Member Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson As Capt Nemo In Disney's 20K Film

    J-Lo playing Mary Poppins would have been sac religious. The Rock as Nemo, not so much IMO.


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    Re: Cast Member Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson As Capt Nemo In Disney's 20K Film

    Quote Originally Posted by flynnibus View Post
    I don't know why they'd consider him for Nemo. I could certainly see him as the 21st century version of the character Kirk Douglas put together.
    Ah, but can The Rock sing?

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    Re: Cast Member Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson As Capt Nemo In Disney's 20K Film

    Quote Originally Posted by nathan detroit View Post
    Ah, but can The Rock sing?

    "Got a whale of a tale to tell you lads. A whale of a tale or two!"
    Actually, he can.

    Have you not seen Be Cool (the sequel to Get Shorty). The Rock was absolutely the best thing about that movie.


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    Re: Cast Member Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson As Capt Nemo In Disney's 20K Film

    The Rock is good in acting...
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    Re: Cast Member Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson As Capt Nemo In Disney's 20K Film

    Quote Originally Posted by sir clinksalot View Post
    Actually, he can.

    Have you not seen Be Cool (the sequel to Get Shorty).
    Erm, thankfully I haven't.
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    Re: Cast Member Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson As Capt Nemo In Disney's 20K Film

    Though not the best actor ever, I find Johnson's performances enjoyably charismatic enough. There's plenty of other actors that have built very successful careers off of the same talents and abilities. That being said, I just can't picture him as Nemo, AND if I had his ear I'd be suggesting he diversify his choices a bit. While he's had plenty of success with the kid friendly Disney flicks, if he wants a true, lasting career he should broaden his range a bit. Not saying that there's anything wrong with the genre of films he's doing currently, just mix it up with a few action movies and maybe even some more unexpected stuff. I know at one point early in his career there was talk of him starring in a film about King Kamehameha. Surely he's got enough clout at this point to make something like that finally happen.




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    Re: Cast Member Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson As Capt Nemo In Disney's 20K Film

    He's certainly a better "Actor" than Ahnold or Vin Diesel and I really would like to see him expand his dramatic acting resume.


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    Re: Cast Member Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson As Capt Nemo In Disney's 20K Film

    Quote Originally Posted by sir clinksalot View Post
    He's certainly a better "Actor" than Ahnold or Vin Diesel and I really would like to see him expand his dramatic acting resume.
    Yes. In terms of film genras, Johnson actually has more acting range potential than many of the well established males that play leading roles in movies today.
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