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

     June 26, 2014


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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  • Thu

    I’ll pass

  • Leo Spaceman

    Edge of Tomorrow was an incredible film and Emily Blunt was gorgeous in the film. I wish we could get more movies like this. I am saddened by how poorly it did at the box office. While I am honestly not interested in the Victory, I am confident that Doug can deliver a solid and entertaining film given his track record.

  • FrancesChetteriky

    Jacqueline implied I’m taken by surprise that a mom can earn $8130 in 1 month
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  • Old Soldier

    Great movie. The arm breaking scene still makes me cringe.

  • Johnny_Mook

    I wonder, with everything that’s going on, is it actually going to feature Dynamo Kiev players.

  • Alboone

    Ahh man I loved this movie as a kid, hope it gets made.

    • $9530041


      So you’re a huge fan of defiling nice things.

      You a democrat?

  • $9530041

    Victory was a good movie,
    at the time!

    Six pack was a movie that was good,

    hollywood has their nerve expecting people to pay money for them to lazily rip-off and grotesquely shellack movies that have already been made. Especially movies that were already made well.

    Everybody needs to just DL these things if you want to see it.
    Dont pay for them, that only encourages them to keep doing it.

    And as far as all the contractors and laborers that work behind the scenes on this tripe, they can get a job doing something more valuable to humanity.

    I’m sure the Nazi party employed carpenters, painters and brick layers too.

  • Tory Ireland Mell

    This was one of my favorite movies as a kid… and now the fucking World Cup popularity is giving Hollywood stupid goddamn ideas. This movie makes ZERO sense as a remake!!!! What the shit?!?!?!

  • paul h

    Well I’ve not read anything that clearly says “waste of a talented director” in a while so…

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