Remake Of The Week: Captain Blood

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captainblood1 Remake Of The Week: Captain BloodPhillip Noyce has begun walking the plank of development on Warner Brothers’ remake of the classic 1935 Errol Flynn starrer Captain Blood.

Noyce who is currently developing Edwin A. Salt (which may or may not star Tom Cruise) hasn’t come aboard as director yet, but he is eye(patch)ing the director’s chair. The original film starred epic swash and buckler Flynn as a  doctor who is sentenced to slavery in the Caribbean, where he befriends and leads a group of Pirates.

That version was Oscar nominated and it was captained by Casablanca‘s Richard Curtiz. Curtiz is a director who racked up over 100 directing credits to his name – a large portion of them classics (just check out his IMDB page!). Noyce may have stormy seas ahead if he plans this remake, but Pirates have been plundering a lot of treasure recently so it isn’t that surprising.

No writer is beneath deck and no cast has been captured yet, but it’s only a matter of time if this film raises it’s flag.

Who would be a good replacement for old Flynn? Christian Bale? Orlando Bloom? I’d like to see Cruise hot off Edwin A. Salt pilot this ship to Box Office glory. Sorry, just trying to get ahead on my Weekend Wrap Ups! icon smile Remake Of The Week: Captain Blood

Whoever ends up anchoring this film better be more nautical than nice. Only time will tell. In the meantime I’ll leave you with this: Why are Pirates called Pirates? Because they Arrrrrrrrrrrr……

Source: Variety

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  1. Tom Smooze.
    :-(
    :-O
    :-|

  2. Johnny Depp? SCNR! ;)

    No, I don’t think they should cast one of the “big names” for that one. Especially not Cruise or Bloom!

    Find a new face and give the story a chance to develop without the audience knowing all the time that the protagonist will turn out as “the hero”.

    ZAR.

  3. Niall, glad you finnaly got this ROTW colume going.

    Be nice if we also keep a list handy as the remakes pile up.
    ;-)

  4. Who the ‘bleep’ is Richard Curtiz? If this source came from Variety, then there is one reporter that needs to brush up on their movie history before he is fired. The director of the 1935 version was Michael Curtiz not Richard. Also, The ‘original’ movie version of Captain Blood was first filmed as a silent in 1924. The 1935 version is certainly the definitive version, but it’s by no means the original.

    As far as who can play Peter Blood in this pointless remake, they should go for an unknown. Errol Flynn was a virtual unknown at the time he got the part and it made him a star. I think they should keep that tradition going.