The Director of THE SHALLOWS is Set To Helm a Remake of The 1981 Sports Classic VICTORY
The director of Blake Lively’s shark thriller The Shallows, Jaume Collet-Serra, is set to helm a remake of the classic 1981 sports movie Victory for Warner Bros.
For those of you not familiar with Victory, it starred Michael Caine, Sylvester Stallone, Max von Sydow and international soccer star Pelé. John Huston directed the original film and here’s what it’s about:
The head of a German POW camp, soccer enthusiast Karl von Steiner (Max von Sydow) organizes a match between Nazi players and their Allied captives. Orchestrated as a way to push the Third Reich agenda, the high-profile game is set to feature an international team led by John Colby (Michael Caine), a veteran British player. While the team, which also includes Luis Fernandez (Pelé) of Trinidad, trains for the match, Robert Hatch (Sylvester Stallone) plans a dangerous mass escape from the camp.
I haven’t seen or even thought about this movie in years! It’s definitely one that I would like to revisit at some point soon. It’s kid of like The Longest Yard meets The Great Escape. I included the trailer for the original film below for you to watch.
The script for the remake was written by Warrior director Gavin O’Connor and Anthony Tambakis. Collet-Serra will also rewrite that script as he prepares for production.
Source: The Wrap