Friday, July 31, 2009

Captain Blood remake to go where few pirates have gone before...

Warner Brothers has been in preproduction on Captain Blood for a few months now, and they've finally settled on a pair of directors:
Warner Bros. has set Michael and Peter Spierig to direct and John Brownlow to write a new version of "Captain Blood," the 1935 swashbuckler pirate classic that starred Errol Flynn as a wrongly imprisoned British doctor who escapes to become a pirate in the Caribbean.

The Spierig brothers got hired because of their innovative idea to set the pirate film in space.

That's right, Captain Blood... In.... Spaaaaaace. Space Pirates

Gerber said that despite the radical period and venue switch, the film will be fairly faithful to a plot in which the doctor, Peter Blood, joins up with a French pirate (played in the original by Rathbone, only to clash with the buccaneer when the woman he loves (Olivia de Havilland) is captured by the pirate skipper.

"There are some things you don't mess with, and that is as classic a movie storyline as you will ever find," Gerber said.

Who wants to bet that we get a green alien Olivia de Havilland?

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