Director Phillip Noyce Takes on "Captain Blood"
Wed, 30 Jul 2008 10:10:04
Director Phillip Noyce of Dead Calm and Patriot Games fame is set to walk to plank. He has agreed to direct and develop Captain Blood for Warner Brothers. The film is a remake of the 1935 pirate film of the same name, and the new version has been languishing in development stages at the studio for several decades. Yes, we said decades.
The original picture was nominated for several Oscars. It was based on a novel about a doctor convicted of treason against the King of England who was subsequently sold into slavery before morphing into a pirate. The film has gone through several scripts and writers, but none ever came to fruition. The search for a new writer is on and the studio remains committed to seeing the film through to completion.
—The ARTISTdirect Staff