Doug Liman is in talks to direct the remake of Victory

Last Updated on August 5, 2021

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:

Source: THR

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