Noyce helming 'Captain Blood' remake

29 Jul


Rex Features

By Simon Reynolds, Entertainment Reporter

Phillip Noyce will direct a remake of 1935 pirate movie Captain Blood, says The Hollywood Reporter.

The Dead Calm director has agreed to steer Warner Bros's long in-development swashbuckler, which made a star of Errol Flynn.

The move throws into question the fate of Tom Cruise's spy film Edwin A. Salt, which Noyce was previously in talks to helm.

Captain Blood tells the story of a doctor who is convicted of treason and escapes to sea to become a pirate.

Filmmakers Jonathan Hensleigh, Chuck Russell and Frank Darabont all tried in vain to get a remake off the ground in the '90s. 

— David DeWitt


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  1. Anonymous

    July 29, 2008 at 3:56 am

    Heaven help us.

  2. Anonymous

    July 29, 2008 at 5:32 am

    I wonder who will be cast in Flynn's role?
    I don't think it worked out too well for anybody in a Flynn role since Sean Connery made Robin & Marion back in the day. You cannot improve on Errol in these roles, period.
    Maybe one of the young hearthrobs of today could pull off a reasonable job of it if only for the fact that the vast majority of the audience wouldn't have seen the original done by Flynn. It might make money, and it might make a star out of some young actor or help along the career of an established young star. I mean, I don't want to HATE it before I see it, but let's be honest… we are gonna be comparing Apples to Oranges, aren't we?
    Nobody has outclassed Flynn, yet!