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Capricorn One again

06.06.2008
While rewatching the 70s thriller CAPRICORN ONE a while back, I marveled that it hadn't been turned into a remake yet. I guess it just required a bit of real-world relevance. Thanks, NASA's Phoenix mission!

The 1978 conspiracy flick involved a team of astronauts complicit in a fake Mars landing, and their subsequent attempts to evade government forces before the truth can be exposed. The movie, directed by Peter Hyams (OUTLAND, TIMECOP), featured a strong cast that included James Brolin, Sam Waterston, Elliot Gould, Hal Holbrook, Telly Savalas and a pre-murder OJ Simpson.

The 21st century "reimagining" will come from BEHIND ENEMY LINES director John Moore, and writer Peter Buchman, who penned Steven Soderbergh's lengthy Che Guevara biopic. Moore has previous experience with remakes thanks to FLIGHT OF THE PHOENIX and the rather needless redo of THE OMEN, which was apparently designed solely to take advantage of the 6/6/06 release date. Moore is currently finishing up the videogame adaptation MAX PAYNE with Mark Wahlberg.
Extra Tidbit: I feel bad for Mars -- it's had some shitty luck over the past few years in movies. DOOM, GHOSTS OF MARS, RED PLANET, MISSION TO MARS... I'm surprised it hasn't hurled itself into Jupiter in despair.
Source: Variety

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8:55PM on 06/08/2008

im in a mars bar...

yeah, well said, they should even skip Jupiter and go straight to Uranus. Thank you, i'm here all week. dont forget to tip your waitress.
yeah, well said, they should even skip Jupiter and go straight to Uranus. Thank you, i'm here all week. dont forget to tip your waitress.
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12:35PM on 06/08/2008

a remake?

Whoa, you're saying they're going to take a movie that's already been made... and make it again?! Only, like, with different actors? Whhaaaattt? No way! That sounds like an awesome idea! They should just start doing that ALL the TIME!! People would LOVE that. Shyeah!!
Whoa, you're saying they're going to take a movie that's already been made... and make it again?! Only, like, with different actors? Whhaaaattt? No way! That sounds like an awesome idea! They should just start doing that ALL the TIME!! People would LOVE that. Shyeah!!
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3:11PM on 06/07/2008

Yeah...

...this seems like it might be a tough draw for today's audiences. Unless the cast a bunch of young WB actors to interest the teeners, in which case it really will not be worth watching.
...this seems like it might be a tough draw for today's audiences. Unless the cast a bunch of young WB actors to interest the teeners, in which case it really will not be worth watching.
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6:50AM on 06/07/2008

Good Movie

I sound kinda lame, I've seen the original and it was ok. THIS PROJECT WOULD HAVE BEEN GOOD FOR TV LIKE ANDROMEDA STRAIN
I sound kinda lame, I've seen the original and it was ok. THIS PROJECT WOULD HAVE BEEN GOOD FOR TV LIKE ANDROMEDA STRAIN
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2:05AM on 06/07/2008
the part about them evading the government reminded me of enemy of the state. maybe they shouldve brought on Tony Scott
the part about them evading the government reminded me of enemy of the state. maybe they shouldve brought on Tony Scott
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