Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 31 January 2015

Liman heads for Victory remake

Doug Liman is in talks to direct football-themed action film, Victory
Doug Liman is in talks to direct football-themed action film, Victory

Doug Liman is in talks to direct football drama Victory.

As World Cup mania reaches fever pitch around the world, Warner Bros is said to be eyeing up the Edge Of Tomorrow filmmaker to take the reins on the remake of the 1981 film.

Victory is about Allied prisoners of war in a German prison camp, who play an exhibition match of football against a German team in Paris during World War II - but while they're preparing for the tournament, the French Resistance and British officers are making plans for the team's escape.

The original film, which was directed by John Huston, starred Sylvester Stallone, Sir Michael Caine and Max von Sydow. Professional footballers Bobby Moore, Pele and Werner Roth made appearances.

The new film is being adapted by Gavin O'Connor, who directed Warrior and Jane Got A Gun.

Doug, who directed Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt in sci-fi action adventure Edge Of Tomorrow, previously sat in the director's chair for time-travelling adventure Jumper and Mr And Mrs Smith, which starred Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting? customercare@belfasttelegraph.co.uk

Nightlife Galleries

More

Latest Entertainment News

Latest Music News

Latest Film & TV News

Latest Eating Out News

Horoscopes

Your Horoscopes by Russell Grant

Aquarius:

This is a great time to go shopping. You'll find some clothes, furniture or artwork that seems tailor made to your taste. Don't worry about spending more money than usual. The things you buy will give you years of pleasure. If you're looking for work, volunteer at a charitable organisation that is close to your heart. This will lead to a paying position that is emotionally fulfilling. You're tired of dead end jobs that leave you cold. It's time to move in a more rewarding direction.More