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Remake of The Dambusters film

#1
Did not know this was in the pipeline (it was programed to commence in early 2009) but as of yet has not been started (screenplay by Stephen Fry no less).
I see that Les Munro (an original Dambuster crewman) has joined the Tech Team to provide assistance.
I love the orginal film and Peter Jackson is a brilliant director but not sure what they can do with this.......(apart from the 1954 music how will they make this a hit?)
 
#3
This has been bubbling around for a while, I rather think it stalled with the issue of what to call Gibsons dog after all the N word is so inflamatory!
I am sure Tyson is a good officers dogs name :D
 
#6
They will have to name the dog its real name. If they want to recreate the story then they should do it accurately. However, I have no doubt that in the new film the planes will be B17's and the crews from the US and the dog will be called Captain America.
 
#10
I'm always apprehensive when films are remade, it is extremely rare they hold a torch to the originals. Better to think of them as new films in their own rights, rather than constantly drawing comparisons, as they will never be better.

"Have you seen Dambusters?"
"Oh yeah, that new Peter Jackson film!"
"No, I meant the proper one..."

You know what I mean!
 
#11
Cabana said:
They will have to name the dog its real name. If they want to recreate the story then they should do it accurately. However, I have no doubt that in the new film the planes will be B17's and the crews from the US and the dog will be called Captain America.
All to true me fears.who remembers U570 when the plucky yanks single handedly captured an Ultra machine thereby winning the battle of the Atlantic.
 
#12
Eagle45 said:
I'm always apprehensive when films are remade, it is extremely rare they hold a torch to the originals. Better to think of them as new films in their own rights, rather than constantly drawing comparisons, as they will never be better.

"Have you seen Dambusters?"
"Oh yeah, that new Peter Jackson film!"
"No, I meant the proper one..."

You know what I mean!
'The Italian Job' being a prime example.
 
#13
JYKelly said:
Eagle45 said:
I'm always apprehensive when films are remade, it is extremely rare they hold a torch to the originals. Better to think of them as new films in their own rights, rather than constantly drawing comparisons, as they will never be better.

"Have you seen Dambusters?"
"Oh yeah, that new Peter Jackson film!"
"No, I meant the proper one..."

You know what I mean!
'The Italian Job' being a prime example.

And don't get me started on "Get Carter".........
 
#14
vvaannmmaann said:
I'm waiting for someone to mention Broadsword and Danny Boy.
:? Surely the movie under discussion is "The Dam Busters" and not "Where Eagles Dare" ? :? Mind you I did have the hots for Heidi the beer wench/Allied undercover agent. :wink:

Let the dog be called "Nigger". That was the name Gibson gave the dog and the dog wasn't offended. Quite the contrary actually.
 
#15
jagman said:
JYKelly said:
Eagle45 said:
I'm always apprehensive when films are remade, it is extremely rare they hold a torch to the originals. Better to think of them as new films in their own rights, rather than constantly drawing comparisons, as they will never be better.

"Have you seen Dambusters?"
"Oh yeah, that new Peter Jackson film!"
"No, I meant the proper one..."

You know what I mean!
'The Italian Job' being a prime example.

And don't get me started on "Get Carter".........
'Nikita', OK it's French, but it had style and class. Throw Bridget Fonda into the equation and it goes tit's up.
 
#16
jagman said:
JYKelly said:
Eagle45 said:
I'm always apprehensive when films are remade, it is extremely rare they hold a torch to the originals. Better to think of them as new films in their own rights, rather than constantly drawing comparisons, as they will never be better.

"Have you seen Dambusters?"
"Oh yeah, that new Peter Jackson film!"
"No, I meant the proper one..."

You know what I mean!
'The Italian Job' being a prime example.

And don't get me started on "Get Carter".........
Exactly. 'Ocean's 11' is another. As a remake, the Clooney one is a farce, it has none of the appeal that the original had (In my opinion). When looked at on its own, as a stand alone film, it's not too bad.

I'd still rather watch the Rat Pack version though, any day ;)
 
#17
There was a picture of the set in NZ with a couple of Lancaster replicas on set which looked quite hopeful. As far as the dog goes the TV version goes,

"It's (inaudible) he's dead sir."

Although Pink Floyd The Wall has the same scene in the background, and it's all still there!
 
#18
Beings as the only Airborne 'Lanc' in the world is the BBMF one, how are they going to do the flying scenes? Unless the Canadian one is now Airorne?
 
#20
Ruckerwocman said:
vvaannmmaann said:
I'm waiting for someone to mention Broadsword and Danny Boy.
:? Surely the movie under discussion is "The Dam Busters" and not "Where Eagles Dare" ? :? Mind you I did have the hots for Heidi the beer wench/Allied undercover agent. :wink:

Let the dog be called "Nigger". That was the name Gibson gave the dog and the dog wasn't offended. Quite the contrary actually.
Tongue was firmly in cheek.
Some idiots on here always gets the two confused,and mis-quote. :D
 

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