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A new writer for The Osterman Weekend remake is picked up by Summit

09.03.2010
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You may not have known, but there's going to be a remake of THE OSTERMAN WEEKEND.

You might remember the original from 1983 directed by Sam Peckinpah. It was derived from the thriller by Robert Ludlum. The story centers on a man who while on a trip with his friends is visited by a reporter who says that they aren't who he thinks they are. When the reporter winds up dead, the man fights through his paranoia in order to survive and figure out who he can trust. The movie starred Rutger Hauer, Craig T. Nelson, John Hurt, and Dennis Hopper.

There were a few adjustments made when the original movie was adapted to make the film. The reporter was a CIA agent and this was all set against the backdrop of the Cold War.

Summit just hired Jesse Wigutow to re-write the script. Wigutow is also working on the upcoming Steve McQueen biopic. Summit is also trying to get Robert Schwentke (THE TIME TRAVELER'S WIFE, RED) to helm the remake. Universal apparently also wants Schwentke for RIPD with Ryan Reynolds. The director has been circling THE OSTERMAN WEEKEND remake for awhile now, but has yet to settle in.

Would you be down for a remake of this? Or is it just one of those inevitable things that might actually turn out to be good given the right cast and script?

Extra Tidbit: Am I the only person on the planet that saw and love CROSSWORLDS with Rutger Hauer and Josh Charles?
Source: Deadline

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8:54PM on 09/05/2010
Hey, as long as they're adapting a book again and not remaking a movie, then it's all cool with me--just like True Grit.
Hey, as long as they're adapting a book again and not remaking a movie, then it's all cool with me--just like True Grit.
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2:34PM on 09/04/2010
what the fuck how are they remaking this, i just watched it, craig t is badass you cant recreate the magic without Peckinpah, Hauer, and Craig T.
what the fuck how are they remaking this, i just watched it, craig t is badass you cant recreate the magic without Peckinpah, Hauer, and Craig T.
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5:19AM on 09/04/2010

Best idea for a remake in a long time

The source material was so strong yet the Peckinpah film was so weak. This absolutely warrants a remake
The source material was so strong yet the Peckinpah film was so weak. This absolutely warrants a remake
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10:46PM on 09/03/2010
Never seen the original, but with the right cast I could see this as very interesting.
Never seen the original, but with the right cast I could see this as very interesting.
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9:49PM on 09/03/2010
NO, I also saw Crossworlds and enjoyed it but I havent seen it since I was a kid
NO, I also saw Crossworlds and enjoyed it but I havent seen it since I was a kid
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