Sam Worthington to play Captain Nemo

McG wants Sam Worthington for 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea.

Sam Worthington has been tipped to portray Captain Nemo in his 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea film.

Director McG has revealed that he wants Worthington to play the captain in the update of the classic 1954 Disney movie.

The Terminator Salvation helmer had previously suggested that he was hoping actor Will Smith would take on the role for his origin picture.

However, McG told reporters that he would love to reteam with Worthington, who co-starred with Christian Bale in the recent sci-fi blockbuster:

“I take a lot of satisfaction in playing a role in breaking the great Sam Worthington, who I think is one of the best actors out there. He’s all over the place, and I might cast him as Nemo if it’s in the cards. We’ll see.”