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OUTLAND to be revisited

GATW Guest Writer

August 19th, 2009


Warner Bros. and Hollywood Gang Productions are coming together to bring audiences back to the OUTLAND. The original OUTLAND is now 28 years old, and starred the great Sean Connery. No word on who the lead actor is going to be yet, but here are the names that are attached already.

Writer and director of SHOOT 'EM UP, Michael Davis, is set to direct the sci-fi action film, while Gianni Nunnari of Hollywood Gang is producing, and Craig J. Flores is executive producing. Chad St. John, whose only writing credit I could find is penning WB's drama THE DAYS BEFORE, is set to write the script. THE DAYS BEFORE was a sci-fi television series, so at least John has some experience in the genre. I don't know what to expect out of this remake. I definitely think there is plenty of material to explore in the OUTLAND universe, but they need to do it well. The original OUTLAND story "revolve[d] around a police marshal stationed at a remote mining colony on Jupiter's moon Io, where he uncovers a murderous conspiracy threatening the entire Outland with collapse."

Nunnari had this to say about the project, "We loved the original sci-fi film with Sean Connery... At its core, OUTLAND is a version of HIGH NOON in outer space, as two courageous people take a stand against a gang of ruthless conspirators at the highest level." Michael Davis added, "We're staying true to the thematic heart of OUTLAND while expanding the space frontier concept.

Who would you like to see in Connery's role?

Source Variety

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