With the American's in love with the beautiful game more than ever before, a remake of 'Escape to Victory' is being planned
‘Escape to Victory’ – or simply ‘Victory’ in U.S – captured two emotive subjects for Americans: war and sport. And now a remake is set to do the same, as Americans take soccer in to their hearts like never before with the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
Pele starred in 'Escape to Victory' [Photo: Getty images, credit: Stuart C. Wilson]
The original, starring Michael Caine and Sylvester Stallone, saw the Nazi's arrogance manifest in a Germany v P.O.W football match, with the controlling force assuming it had the game won – an opportunity to embarrass those they had living under horrible conditions.
[Spoilers] We've seen a thousand alien battles, but this one is re-hashed with creativity.
Fancy an action blockbuster this weekend? Doug Liman's hotly anticipated new sci-fi action epic Edge of Tomorrow finally sees its US release today and is set for a monster opening. Well, the critical winds are certainly blowing in the right direction: the film is unabashedly action-packed but complements its meat-headedness with moral dilemmas and a disturbing view of the future of humanity.
Tom Cruise takes the lead in this military sci-fi movie, playing a man reliving his death in battle against an alien force over and over again. Cruise plays Lt. Col. Bill Cage and co-star Emily Blunt is Special Forces soldier Rita Vrataski in this exciting new alien combat thriller.
Adapted by Screenwriter Dante Harper, Edge of Tomorrow is based on Hiroshi Sakurazaka's Japanese light novel All You Need Is Kill which combines a mind-boggling time loop scenario - think Groundhog Day crossed with Source Code - with heart-racing action scenes, evoking Cruise's own Oblivion and Matt Damon's Elysium.
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Major William Cage is a soldier who is thrust into an impossible battle when the world is taking over by an advanced and brutal army of aliens called Mimics. He teams up with feisty Special Forces soldier Rita Vrataski but, unsurprisingly, they and the rest of the military force attacking the intergalactic threat are almost immediately wiped out. However, Cage wakes up and finds himself back to where he started having just been recruited, with the deadly battle still ahead of them. When he later dies again in a different way and subsequently re-awakens, he realises that this day will be on a loop presenting him with a unique opportunity to grow stronger and more able to defeat the global enemy with the help of Vrataski as each day passes by.
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Tom Cruise looks ready for action as the first still of the upcoming movie All You Need Is Kill was released today, showing Cruise sprinting through a fiery explosion in a futuristic robot exoskeleton.
The film, being filmed in the UK over the summer, sees Cruise star as Lt. Col. Bill Cage, a soldier fighting in a war with aliens who finds himself caught in a time loop of his last day in the battle, honing his skills with each repetition.
The film, set for a 2014 release, is being directed by Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity), and will also star Brit golden girl Emily Blunt and Bill Paxton, who will portray the hard-as-nails platoon leader. It will be one of six films that Cruise is said to be starring in since his well pulicised split from ex-wife Katie Holmes, including an updated version of the story of Van Helsing, another instalment of the Mission Impossible series and even a rumoured appearance in the announced Top Gun sequel.