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Doug Liman is in talks to direct the remake of Victory

06.26.2014
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EDGE OF TOMORROW director Doug Liman has already added another project to his ever-growing resume. He is now in talks to helm a remake of the 1981 film VICTORY for Warner Bros. John Huston directed the original, which starred Sylvester Stallone, Michael Caine, and soccer sensation Pelé in a ridiculous premise that basically blended THE GREAT ESCAPE and ROCKY during WWII.

Here is the original synopsis:

As allied POWs prepare for a soccer game against the German National Team to be played in Nazi-occupied Paris, the French Resistance and British officers are making plans for the team's escape.

I’ve seen VICTORY and it’s actually a pretty entertaining movie; I may be biased because of my admiration for Stallone, but it’s a real manly movie what can I say? I know Americans love a good sports movie, if the sport in question is baseball or football. While this is great timing for the announcement consider the World Cup is hot and happening, I don't know if this will have the appeal they're hoping for. Take a film like INVICTUS (not the same sport but humor me), the flick just made $37.7 million in North America with Clint Eastwood directing and Matt Damon starring in a true feel-good story. I trust the VICTORY remake is going to need some serious star power to kick this one off. See what I did?

Still, up next for Liman is the SPLINTER CELL movie with Tom Hardy, which is aiming for a 2015 release. Gavin O’Connor (MIRACLE) is working on the script for VICTORY and we will keep you posted on any casting decisions. Meanwhile, watch the original trailer below:

Extra Tidbit: Sylvester Stallone broke one of his fingers trying to stop Pelé from scoring a goal.
Source: THR

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10:01AM on 06/27/2014
The POWs can use Luis Suarez to chew a tunnel all the way to freedom.
The POWs can use Luis Suarez to chew a tunnel all the way to freedom.
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8:43AM on 06/27/2014
The original was so good, I would love to see an updated version. I don't believe that soccer is as unpopular in the states as it has been. I mean, when this movie came out, I had never watched a whole game. I think if they get an actor people like to watch, it will bring in the crowds who wouldn't watch a regular game.
The original was so good, I would love to see an updated version. I don't believe that soccer is as unpopular in the states as it has been. I mean, when this movie came out, I had never watched a whole game. I think if they get an actor people like to watch, it will bring in the crowds who wouldn't watch a regular game.
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8:16AM on 06/27/2014
If Vinnie Jones and Catona don't get roles...I'll eat my hat :o) Getting Beckham might help sell this movie too.
If Vinnie Jones and Catona don't get roles...I'll eat my hat :o) Getting Beckham might help sell this movie too.
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6:53AM on 06/27/2014

Messi insteqd of Pele


yes !

yes !
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5:07AM on 06/27/2014
I can already imagine the DTV sequel "Victory 2: Retribution" starring Vinnie Jones.
I can already imagine the DTV sequel "Victory 2: Retribution" starring Vinnie Jones.
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3:30AM on 06/27/2014
I'm guessing Cristiano Ronaldo will take over the Pele role.
I'm guessing Cristiano Ronaldo will take over the Pele role.
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4:31AM on 06/27/2014
Not after the world cup he just had lol.
Not after the world cup he just had lol.
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10:42PM on 06/26/2014
I did enjoy Victory as well. They've got a great director here with Liman, we'll see how this pans out.
I did enjoy Victory as well. They've got a great director here with Liman, we'll see how this pans out.
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