Doug Liman in Talks to Direct VICTORY Remake for Warner Bros.

     June 26, 2014

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Fresh off rave reviews for his wildly entertaining sci-fi pic Edge of Tomorrow, director Doug Liman is adding yet another project to his docket.  THR reports that Liman is in talks to helm a remake of the 1981 action film Victory, which takes place during WWII and revolves around an allied POW soccer team preparing for a game against the German National Team, all the while the French Resistance and British officers make plans for their escape.  John Huston directed the original, which starred Sylvester Stallone, Michael Caine, and Pelé.  The Warner Bros. redo already has Gavin O’Connor (Miracle) working on the script, and this is certainly an interesting choice of material for Liman—it’s described as a cross between Monuments Men and Miracle.

But first, Liman will next direct the Splinter Cell movie with Tom Hardy, which is poised for a 2015 release.  He is also attached to direct an adaptation of the sci-fi children’s book Railhead, also at Warner Bros.  Watch the trailer for the original Victory after the jump.

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