Edge Of Tomorrow director remaking Escape To Victory

News Simon Brew 27 Jun 2014 - 06:33

The marriage of World War II and football, Escape To Victory, is getting a big screen remake...

Well, that's a headline we never expected to write.

With Edge Of Tomorrow earning lots of audience love, even if it's not had quite as much audience money as it warrants, director Doug Liman is heading off in a different direction for his next venture. For you remember Escape To Victory, starring Sylvester Stallone, Michael Caine, Pele, Ossie Ardiles and Russell Osman, formerly of Ipswich Town Football Club? He's remaking that.

Known as Victory in the US, Escape To Victory is the only film to date where Sylvester Stallone plays a goalkeeper. The new take on it is being scripted by Gavin O'Connor, who directed the film Warrior, and it will once more be set during World War II.

Liman is now in talks to direct the film for Warner Bros. We would appreciate it if he could keep Vinnie Jones clear of the project.


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If they wanna capitalize on football fans being in the "mood", they might want to aim for a release just before World Cup 2018.

Suarez won't be up much if they want to get some early shooting in this year.

If they're keeping the World War II setting, expect Brad Pitt to feature - he bloody loves that period.

There's no doubting Vinnie Jones will be in it

Thierry Henry for pele IMO but don't know who would play sly's part though any ideas?

Tom Hardy could be a good shout given his previous work with the director. Would look the part too!

fingers crossed for matt smith, seeing as he's got the skills.

Well he could wait till the football n horror sequel where he has the Rage virus and creates a team of zombies - insert comments about the England players here.

I believe the grim historical reality was a football game between the Germans and Ukrainian prisoners. The Germans lost so they murdered their opponents. No feel good ending there. I think it is part of the history of Dynamo Kiev.

Good shout tom hardy and maybe toby kebbell or matt smith


Wonder whol be in it would love to see cantona, as he can kinda act better than bobby moore or pele anyhows and the current Germany international team would be nice to

If they don't include John Wark in this remake it will be a waste of celluloid.

Sly could still at sky. He still plays rocky, Rambo. No reason why not!

got a feeling beckham will be in this

There's no way they can top the original Stallone film...I loved it as a child when I saw it and still love it.

David Beckham will most likely be cast to play Michael Cain's role

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