Another Remake You Didn't Ask For: 'Outland' Comes Again

August 19, 2009

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Sensing there was still a film that had not yet been pointlessly remade, Warner Bros. and Hollywood Gang Productions have hired Michael Davis, director of Shoot 'Em Up and 100 Girls, to direct a remake of the 1981 film Outland (which itself was basically a sci-fi remake of High Noon, adding another level of ridiculousness):

The redo will be written by Chad St. John, who scripted the WB drama “The Days Before,” which Hollywood Gang is producing.

The drama revolves around a police marshal stationed at a remote mining colony on Jupiter's moon IO, where a cop uncovers a murderous conspiracy endangering the entire Outland with collapse. The cop’s a week away from retiring and returning to Earth with his wife. He must choose between walking away or taking on a private army with his overachieving ex-partner and wife’s former boyfriend.

I suppose it was only a matter of time before they made it to the Sean Connery sci-fi catalog. Hurry, we need to hide Zardoz before someone throws Gerard Butler in a bright red diaper.

Hollywood Gang Mines WB Library for Outland [Variety]

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