Warners to Remake ‘Captain Blood’
Warners to The only question is what took so long.
After three installments of Pirates of the Caribbean brought in plenty of filthy lucre to Disney, Warner Bros. is finally announcing a remake of Captain Blood. The classic Rafael Sabatini novel was immortalized in 1935 when it arrived on the silver screen with Errol Flynn in the lead back by a stirring Eric Korngold score.
John Brownlow (Sylvia) has been signed to write the new version for director Philip Noyce (Clear and Present Danger) according to Variety.
The swashbuckling tale is about a “doctor wrongly sentenced to slavery in the Caribbean, where he and his comrades become avenging pirates. It was nominated for the best picture Oscar.”