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Thread: With Dunkirk out can it get any better?, you bet, Ridley Scott is going to do the BoB

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    With Dunkirk out can it get any better?, you bet, Ridley Scott is going to do the BoB

    Wooohooo, it's in his plans

    http://www.empireonline.com/people/r...-britain-film/

    With the resurgence in war films lets hope the Dambuster project also gets dusted off and into production.


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    My favourite director; I'm sure it'll be visually stunning, no bad thing for 'Spitfires over the White Cliffs of Dover' and all that, but I'll be very interested to see his take on the battle itself.
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    Better convert all those Buchons back to Merlin if your going to do a remake of the 1969 movie
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    All very good, but what will they call the dog?

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    He's put on weight and is called Bigger.

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    What dog? it's BoB not The Dam busters.

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    Very tired forum joke. Well worth finally putting to bed.

    Although the Michael Caine character 'Canfield'? does have a Labrador, the name of which I can't offhand recall.

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    Can't recall the name of Canfield's dog either.....but "the chaps spoil her!"

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    The dog doesn't have a name.
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    or a nose?
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    It had to be a Labrador, a German Shepard was proved during the battle to be working for the other team



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    If it's a Lab call him anything you like, just don't call him late for dinner (to revive an old joke).

    Okay, the dog has already been mentioned and we're a dozen posts into the thread, now it time for someone to complain about the unseen script and or casting...worrying about having too many Americans.
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    Shhhh! You might wake em' up! We've made it to post 13 without mention of Tom Cruise, Ben Affleck, U-579 or Pearl Harbor......

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    Now you've done it.....

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    I think it's worth highlighting that the article says, "...Ridley Scott is aiming to get in on the action, targeting a movie set during the Battle Of Britain".

    Which doesn't necessarily mean that there will be much (or indeed any) aviation content.

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    Better convert all those Buchons back to Merlin if your going to do a remake of the 1969 movie


    Hopefully by the time they finish developing the script and cast list there will be two airworthy Emils available for film work in Europe. (Not counting the Spanish Civil War veteran Emil at Meier Motors.) Maybe enough for realistic aerial scenes with a little CGI to help.

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    To quote Sabrejet's quote..."movie SET during the battle of Britain".
    That does not mean a historical film about the battle or remake of the 1969 film.
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    I think it's worth highlighting that the article says, "...Ridley Scott is aiming to get in on the action, targeting a movie set during the Battle Of Britain".

    Which doesn't necessarily mean that there will be much (or indeed any) aviation content.
    I think it's worth highlighting that the article says "...If it does develop into a movie, it'll mark the first time a film has focused on the fight for a few years, looking to chronicle how Britain's RAF fought Germany's Luftwaffe for air superiority, resulting in one of the major victories for the allies in the conflict."

    Which does necessarily mean that there will be much aviation content.
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    "British air force jets knock the evil Hun for six" headline from a future Daily Moan...

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    I think it's worth highlighting that the article says "...If it does develop into a movie, it'll mark the first time a film has focused on the fight for a few years, looking to chronicle how Britain's RAF fought Germany's Luftwaffe for air superiority, resulting in one of the major victories for the allies in the conflict."

    Which does necessarily mean that there will be much aviation content.
    ...which does necessarily mean that the journo has made a few major assumptions...

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    Its a bit more than hearsay

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6736650/

    http://variety.com/2017/film/news/ri...ii-1202021890/

    Ridley Scott is in early development at Fox to direct and produce a “Battle of Britain” World War II movie with Matthew Orton writing the script.

    Fox bought the project as a pitch last year and set the project up with Scott’s Fox-based Scott Free production company along with Safe House Pictures, operated by Joby Harold and Tory Tunnell. Matthew Charman, who received a best original screenplay nomination for “Bridge of Spies,” is executive producing. Steve Asbell will oversee the project for Fox.

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    The Battle of Britain began on July 10, 1940, as Adolf Hitler’s Nazi air force, the Luftwaffe, bombarded the British Isles through October. British seaports and shipping lanes were the first targets, followed by the Royal Air Force airfields and nightly attacks on London — all in preparation for an amphibious invasion of the British Isles. But the Nazis were unable to overcome British resistance in what was the first major defeat for Germany in the war and the plans for the invasion, dubbed Operation Sea Lion, were scrapped.Orton recently wrote the MGM drama “Operation Finale,” in which secret agents track down Adolf Eichmann, the architect of the Holocaust. Oscar Isaac has been in talks to star.



    http://deadline.com/2017/04/ridley-s...er-1202059136/


    It will be the first time someone has tackled the weighty subject matter of the epic military campaign — considered the first major battle fought entirely by air forces — since Guy Hamilton’s 1969 film Battle Of Britain. In the summer of 1940, after Adolf Hitler swept through France and drove the British army out of mainland Europe, the British public readied themselves for a Nazi invasion. A large part of Hitler’s early-war momentum was driven by his powerful air force, the Luftwaffe, and in late June 1940 (after the Dunkirk evacuation), Germany began to prepare for a battle with Britain’s Royal Air Force. Around 3,000 RAF men fought the mighty Luftwaffe in the battle, which lasted 112 days, and by October, the RAF emerged victorious. It became the first major defeat for Germany in WWII and is seen as one of a few major turning points of the war for the allied forces.

    Orton is no stranger to tackling weighty, political subject matter: Operation Finale is based on a group of Israeli spies who work to track down the notorious Nazi officer Adolf Eichmann in Argentina in the 1960s so he can stand trial for his war crimes in Israel. Charman will exec produce that project as well and there’s plans for the two to partner for more projects in the future. Additionally, Orton is writing Reason Of State, a political thriller set in 10 Downing Street for Black Bear Pictures.

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