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    (samkydd @ Dec 10 2005, 07:38 PM)

    Apart from anything else, David Frost has got to be the most boring person in media, so anything he gets involved with will be tired, worn out and mind-numbingly bland!
    Well, second only to Trevor Bland McDonald. Both him and Frost make me nod off........

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    (penfold @ Dec 10 2005, 09:27 PM)



    Thanks marky b - but do try and get hold of Paul Brickhill's book, The Dam Busters. It's a great read, and should be easily obtainable new or second-hand. Alternatively Cheshire VC by Russell Braddon...or Enemy Coast Ahead by Guy Gibson himself.

    Incidentally Brickhill also wrote the books Reach for the Sky and The Great Escape....not a bad CV...
    All information logged - thanks,Penfold

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    (mysteriesofedgarwallace @ Dec 10 2005, 10:37 PM)

    Well, second only to Trevor Bland McDonald. Both him and Frost make me nod off........
    There is some small recompense, such as when Frosty's production company coughed up the dosh for things like FUTTOCKS END. But he's far too 'Establishment' these days. So much for the sharp-edged satirical wit. It gets to them all in the end - eventually they all become pillocks of the community.



    (Stand up, Ben Elton !)



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    I AM SO GLAD THERE ARE SO MANY ON THIS FORUM WHO ARE AGAINST A REMAKE OF THIS MOVIE.



    My immediate reaction was "this is sacrilege".



    I HEREBY SWEAR I WILL NOT CROSS THE ROAD TO SEE A REMAKE OF THE DAMBUSTERS, OUT OF LOYALTY TO RICHARD TODD LET ALONE ANY OTHER REASON.



    Go bite your bum, David Frost.

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    (Rob Compton @ Dec 10 2005, 12:13 AM)

    Nah...Hugh Grant would play him better!



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    I almost took that seriously and was about to puke..... Hugh the Ham. (I need a pig emoticon.)

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    Has anyone heard of or information about a possible remake of The Dambusters ???

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    (bloodworm @ Feb 16 2006, 09:33 AM)

    Has anyone heard of or information about a possible remake of The Dambusters ???
    No I havn't, but if they do re-make it the P.C. mob will insist on a new name for the dog!!!!!





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    (bloodworm @ Feb 16 2006, 09:33 AM)

    Has anyone heard of or information about a possible remake of The Dambusters ???
    A thread about The Dambusters mentions an attempted remake by Mel Gibson with Liam Neeson as Barnes Wallis and Mel Gibson playing Guy Gibson.

    Luckily, it seems to have collapsed as a project.



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    (Steve Crook @ Feb 16 2006, 01:29 PM)

    A thread about The Dambusters at mentions an attempted remake by Mel Gibson with Liam Neeson as Barnes Wallis and Mel Gibson playing Guy Gibson.

    Luckily, it seems to have collapsed as a project.



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    Thanks for that Steve....Lets hope it stays collapsed as classics as this one need to stay one offs

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    (bloodworm @ Feb 16 2006, 02:02 PM)

    Thanks for that Steve....Lets hope it stays collapsed as classics as this one need to stay one offs
    Have read the thread now and it was started in2002......On central tv some 5 weeks ago a remake was being discussed so maybe unfortunatley they may have rekindled the idea....will probably have yanks, B52s and a young chick for Barnes Wallises wife

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    (bloodworm @ Feb 16 2006, 12:30 PM)

    Have read the thread now and it was started in2002......On central tv some 5 weeks ago a remake was being discussed so maybe unfortunatley they may have rekindled the idea....will probably have yanks, B52s and a young chick for Barnes Wallises wife
    I read somewhere that David Frost was behind the idea of a remake....

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    (cully @ Feb 19 2006, 08:32 PM)

    I read somewhere that David Frost was behind the idea of a remake....
    Lets hope mr Frosts idea gets a cilly reception...............

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    (bloodworm @ Feb 20 2006, 12:42 PM)

    Lets hope mr Frosts idea gets a cilly reception...............
    We had a thread here on this a few months ago...

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    (penfold @ Feb 21 2006, 01:28 AM)

    We had a thread here on this a few months ago...
    That thread was in 2002 and fully discussed the idea but some 5 - 6 weeks past a new proposal was programmed on central tv with visits to Scampton and the Dambusters pub hence the new thread.

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    (bloodworm @ Feb 21 2006, 06:25 AM)

    That thread was in 2002 and fully discussed the idea but some 5 - 6 weeks past a new proposal was programmed on central tv with visits to Scampton and the Dambusters pub hence the new thread.
    Perhaps Spielberg could remake it, after all he usually rewrites history!!

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    Actually Micheal Bay has been working on this film for sometime...



    Will Smith has agreed play the part of Barnes Wallis and Natalie Portman is playing his wife.

    Various members of 617 Squadron are being played by George Clooney, Denzil Washington, Orlando Bloom, the ever bloody present Colin Farrell , Joe Pesci, and Keanu Reeves. The only plane in 617 that had an all-female crew is being flown by Angelina Jolie, Nichole Kidman, Laura Dern and Kirsten Dunst, with Dame Judy Dench in a cameo role as the rear gunner (Nobby).



    Ground crew and general staff have been cast and Al Pacino has been practising his cheery cockney accent by watching Dick van Dyke in Mary Poppins...others lined up include, Heath Ledger, (as the batman), Brad Pitt (as the barman) and Morgan Freeman (as the vicar).



    German pilots and ground crew have also been cast and include Brian Cox, Sean Connery, Gary Oldman, Joan Collins, Christian Bale, Diana Rigg, and Ade Edmonson.



    Producer Jerry Bruckhiemer said "we have gone for as much authenticity as we can possibly can" "that's why we've come here to Tunisia...where this part of the desert and the sunsets, really gives you the feeling of being on Chesil beach as the Harriers drop those big drum thingys"



    Of course not all remakes can be exact replicas of the first..so a new 'back-story' has been added. The scenes of the mass helicopter recce and subsequent air battle have already been filmed in Tashkent and additional principle photography is now underway in China.



    Bruckheimer continues...."in the original movie, part of the bomb aiming device involved holding up two pieces of wood to act as rangefinders/sights....we have approached both Jude Law and Hugh Grant to play these, and are hopefull of a reply pretty soon"



    He signed off by saying "we have had to change the name of the dog, of course, it is now called 'Skywalker', and the casting of the dog itself was causing us a few headaches too, until someone mentioned Liz Hurley, ......we have had to have the suit altered, but it is the role she was born to play"





    Due to hit our screens in early '07





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    (Guybrush Threepwood @ Mar 28 2006, 12:42 AM)

    Actually Micheal Bay has been working on this film for sometime...



    ...



    Due to hit our screens in early '07

    Threep


    Brilliant - if only it wasn't oh so possible given most Hollywood people's knowledge of and respect for history



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    (Guybrush Threepwood @ Mar 28 2006, 12:42 AM)

    Actually Micheal Bay has been working on this film for sometime...



    Will Smith has agreed play the part of Barnes Wallis and Natalie Portman is playing his wife.

    Various members of 617 Squadron are being played by George Clooney, Denzil Washington, Orlando Bloom, the ever bloody present Colin Farrell , Joe Pesci, and Keanu Reeves. The only plane in 617 that had an all-female crew is being flown by Angelina Jolie, Nichole Kidman, Laura Dern and Kirsten Dunst, with Dame Judy Dench in a cameo role as the rear gunner (Nobby).



    Ground crew and general staff have been cast and Al Pacino has been practising his cheery cockney accent by watching Dick van Dyke in Mary Poppins...others lined up include, Heath Ledger, (as the batman), Brad Pitt (as the barman) and Morgan Freeman (as the vicar).



    German pilots and ground crew have also been cast and include Brian Cox, Sean Connery, Gary Oldman, Joan Collins, Christian Bale, Diana Rigg, and Ade Edmonson.



    Producer Jerry Bruckhiemer said "we have gone for as much authenticity as we can possibly can" "that's why we've come here to Tunisia...where this part of the desert and the sunsets, really gives you the feeling of being on Chesil beach as the Harriers drop those big drum thingys"



    Of course not all remakes can be exact replicas of the first..so a new 'back-story' has been added. The scenes of the mass helicopter recce and subsequent air battle have already been filmed in Tashkent and additional principle photography is now underway in China.



    Bruckheimer continues...."in the original movie, part of the bomb aiming device involved holding up two pieces of wood to act as rangefinders/sights....we have approached both Jude Law and Hugh Grant to play these, and are hopefull of a reply pretty soon"



    He signed off by saying "we have had to change the name of the dog, of course, it is now called 'Skywalker', and the casting of the dog itself was causing us a few headaches too, until someone mentioned Liz Hurley, ......we have had to have the suit altered, but it is the role she was born to play"

    Due to hit our screens in early '07

    Threep
    And yesterday i was asking what has happend to subtle british comedy !!!Brilliant.

    Hope Liz enjoys the role of the dog, but i suppose she is used to being on all 4s



    C/U Thw Worm

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    (Guybrush Threepwood @ Mar 27 2006, 11:42 PM)

    Actually Micheal Bay has been working on this film for sometime...



    Will Smith has agreed play the part of Barnes Wallis and Natalie Portman is playing his wife.

    Various members of 617 Squadron are being played by George Clooney, Denzil Washington, Orlando Bloom, the ever bloody present Colin Farrell , Joe Pesci, and Keanu Reeves. The only plane in 617 that had an all-female crew is being flown by Angelina Jolie, Nichole Kidman, Laura Dern and Kirsten Dunst, with Dame Judy Dench in a cameo role as the rear gunner (Nobby).



    Due to hit our screens in early '07

    Threep
    Great piece, as usual, Guybrush.



    But why should Michael Bay have to fork out all that money for that cast?

    He should employ the cast of Stella Street instead.

    At least Mrs. Huggett would be authentic for that period.



    Dave.

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    Nice One! Liked the Bit about two Bits of wood ( Jude Law and Hugh Grant )



    Perhaps they could incorporate the Carling Black Label Advert as Michael Bay could see it as authentic WW2 footage.

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