Dambusters to be remade

Discussion in 'OFF-Topic / Misc.' started by v2, Sep 3, 2006.

  1. v2

    v2 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2005
    Messages:
    5,940
    Likes Received:
    624
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Cracow
  2. Bf109_g

    Bf109_g Member

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2006
    Messages:
    634
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Occupation:
    Student
    Location:
    New Zealand
    Hi V2.

    Did you know that Peter Jackson wanted to opt out the name "******" and replace it. Also, Weta Workshops is building 10 replica Lancaster bombers for the ground shots. Wonder who will be cast as W/Cdr Guy Gibson...??

    Cheers.

    James.
     
  3. Wildcat

    Wildcat Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2005
    Messages:
    8,857
    Likes Received:
    376
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Workin' for the man....
    Location:
    South East Queensland
    Are you sure about him wanting to change Gibsons' dogs name? Because everything I've read about this remake keeps saying that he wants to make it as authentic as possible. Still the 10 replica Lancs should make an awesome site on the ground together!
     
  4. Allison Johnson

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2006
    Messages:
    54
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Location:
    Dishforth, North Yorkshire
    They certainly will. I did hear that the guy who really led it was "Chuck" Gibson Eagle Squadron driver brought in for the mission. They have assured everyone that there will be no Hollywood poetic licence.

    Ali :lol: :lol:
     
  5. Erich

    Erich the old Sage
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    May 20, 2004
    Messages:
    13,090
    Likes Received:
    15
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Platonic Sphere
    remember it's jollywood, oh beware historical accuracy ..........
     
  6. DerAdlerIstGelandet

    DerAdlerIstGelandet Der Crew Chief
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2004
    Messages:
    41,767
    Likes Received:
    684
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    A&P - Aircraft Technician
    Location:
    USA/Germany
    They are going to hire syscom as there historical accuracy director and he will replace the Lancasters with B-24s because they were better suited for the job and will replace RAF pilots with USAAF pilots because that is just the way it should have been!

    :lol:
     
  7. Erich

    Erich the old Sage
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    May 20, 2004
    Messages:
    13,090
    Likes Received:
    15
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Platonic Sphere
    actually it will be an Arnold Schwarzenegger tribute with him being the lead pilot and subs by all German actors/acressse's
     
  8. pbfoot

    pbfoot Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2005
    Messages:
    7,636
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    niagara falls
    I'd like to propose Lanc for Guy Gibson maybe Flyboy for McCarthy and I got a few possibilities for the Black Lab
     
  9. Allison Johnson

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2006
    Messages:
    54
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Location:
    Dishforth, North Yorkshire
    Is anyone brave enough to start the "Why do Americans think they won the war for us" line of chat? :lol: :twisted: :twisted:

    Ali
     
  10. Allison Johnson

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2006
    Messages:
    54
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Location:
    Dishforth, North Yorkshire
    You still have to wonder when the politically correct editors union will call the studio though. They will have had the correct amount of bran for breakfast (organic or course) polished up their sandles and made sure they have a clean pair of sock on to be down there and ready for it. A scarey prospect really....

    Ali
     
  11. DerAdlerIstGelandet

    DerAdlerIstGelandet Der Crew Chief
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2004
    Messages:
    41,767
    Likes Received:
    684
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    A&P - Aircraft Technician
    Location:
    USA/Germany
    Just look through the archives...
     
  12. syscom3

    syscom3 Pacific Historian

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2005
    Messages:
    12,631
    Likes Received:
    309
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Orange County, CA
    Has the origional version been released on DVD? I cant find it anywhere.
     
  13. k9kiwi

    k9kiwi Member

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2006
    Messages:
    850
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Occupation:
    Self Employed
    Location:
    Kiwi Land
  14. the lancaster kicks ass

    the lancaster kicks ass Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2003
    Messages:
    19,980
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    38
    i've always heard a lot of talk about this but this's the first i've heard of it actually going ahead, don't hold out much hope for this guys, there's every chance it wont be accurate and why make it anyway? to make money, so no doubt he'll try and make it a bit more interesting for the paying public, the original was made as more of a tribute to the men, remaking the film is like tearing down a statue to replace it with a digitally remastered statue if you get me, that being said it'll be interesting to see what they do with this and how much of a role PA474 will play... she is due to recieve a new paint scheme next season? a dambusters one perhaps? well, no, it wont be :lol: not only has she already carried a dambuster's code but she now has the upper turret so will be of little use to the film makers, to be honest i think i'd rather they didn't remake the film... but yes pB if they cast me as Gibson i will accept :lol:

    and of they change the name n*gger that will be the biggest crime of all, and remember they can't just change the name of the dog, n*gger was also the callsign for a succesful breaching of the Moehner damn i believe it was........
     
  15. Wildcat

    Wildcat Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2005
    Messages:
    8,857
    Likes Received:
    376
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Workin' for the man....
    Location:
    South East Queensland
    Well from what I've read, Jackson intends on hiring an Englishman to write the sceneplay, so hopefully this will keep it historically acurate. As good as the original is, I for one am looking forward to the remake. I just hope the CGI Lancs are up to speed.
     
  16. cheddar cheese

    cheddar cheese Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2004
    Messages:
    20,349
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Occupation:
    Student
    Location:
    WSM, England

    Yep, I have it, but I dont know where I got it...
     
  17. k9kiwi

    k9kiwi Member

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2006
    Messages:
    850
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Occupation:
    Self Employed
    Location:
    Kiwi Land
    Hey Lanc.

    Jackson is determined to make it is accurate as possible, read the links I gave. There has been a lot of local talk about this, and the surviving aircrew that I have spoken to at the RSA (Returned Servicemens Association, a damn fine bar for a beer and a chat) are stoked with the idea of their combined stories being told at last.

    They all see that by the re-telling of this story, it will honour their comrades that didn't return from any mission throughout the war. And there were a load of Kiwi's in 617 for the mission itself.

    Apart from that have a look at the "accurate" Memphis Belle" movie. It was originally a British production which was to be a story about G-George on her 100th mission.

    The Japanese financial backers forced them to change to an American aircraft for commercial reasons.

    At least Jackson and Weta productions are being honest to their own countries servicemen.
     
  18. the lancaster kicks ass

    the lancaster kicks ass Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2003
    Messages:
    19,980
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    38
    well time will tell with that one.......

    but on to more pressing matters, what're they gonna do about the soundtrack? the original (attached below for your listening pleasure) is an absolute classic, are they just gonna use the some one because they'll have to summit damn special to beat it, although to be honest as it's a modern film it'll probably be more about the action and wont be very British so i don't think this theme tune would fit..........
     

    Attached Files:

  19. bomber

    bomber Banned

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2006
    Messages:
    211
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Oh to be able to model the Lancaster with total disregard to poly numbers.... what joy for someone.
     
  20. FLYBOYJ

    FLYBOYJ "THE GREAT GAZOO"
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2005
    Messages:
    23,200
    Likes Received:
    784
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Aircraft Maintenance Manager/ Flight Instructor
    Location:
    Colorado, USA
    :lol:
     
Loading...

Share This Page