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Sci-Fi Western Outland to be remade

Posted by LiveFor on August 19, 2009

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One of those weird coincedences that crop up now and again. I was talking about this film with PJOwens over on the Live for Films Forum just the other day.

Variety have the news that Warner Bros. and Hollywood Gang Prods. have got Michael Davis (Shoot ’em Up) to direct Outland, a remake of the 1981 Sean Connery sci-fier. That was of course an update of the classic Western High Noon.

The drama revolves 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.

The new version will take place in an orbiting city around the moon, where a cop uncovers a conspiracy endangering the entire city. With a week before his retirement back to Earth, he has to choose between walking away with his wife, or taking on an army with his ex-partner and wife’s former boyfriend.

“We loved the original sci-fi film with Sean Connery,” Nunnari said. “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.”

Davis, who wrote as well as directed the Clive Owen action film “Shoot ‘Em Up,” said, “We’re staying true to the thematic heart of ‘Outland’ while expanding the space frontier concept.”

I really enjoyed both High Noon and Outland , but I think a remake of it will be most welcome. It is a classic story and with good action sequences it could be one to watch.

Do you want to see a remake of it? Who should play the main character?

3 Responses to “Sci-Fi Western Outland to be remade”

  1. pjowens75 said

    Wow. Very interesting news. I’m not usually a big fan of remakes, unless there’s a good reason, drastically updating effects, or something like that. But this could be interesting. As for who, the first name that popped into my mind was Viggo Mortenson.

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