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Stephen Norrington Seeks Lost Patrol
Supernatural WWII action!

13 January 2010  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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Last we heard from Stephen Norrington he was preparing a reboot of The Crow. But it looks like that'll have to wait, as it's just been announced that he'll be re-writing and directing The Lost Patrol for Legendary Pictures.

The original screenplay by Andrew Hilton was picked up by the production company last year, and has already undergone a re-write by Matt Cirulnick, who scripted the as-yet unproduced, Avebury-themed Stones for Ridley Scott a couple of years ago. Norrington says the supernaturally-tinged World War 2 action thriller contains "hardware, heroes, grime and insane monsters", and therefore presses all his "geek buttons".

Even though we poked ourselves in the eyes like everyone else did, rather than witness the career-derailing unravelment of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, we're still rooting for Norrington here. We've had a lot of time for him since way back in the Death Machine days, and we seriously loved him for Blade. Hopefully this will be the project that gets him back on track - even if it does sound like an extended remix of the first ten minutes of Hellboy.


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Trinity Is Still My Name
For forcing Sean Connery to retire from movies after the nightmare of working on League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Stephen Norrington will go direct to hell. Having said that, this could be a good movie. Sounds a bit like Michael Mann's "The Keep." More

Posted by BenTramer at 19:56 on 13 January 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Re:Aww,...come on..
I love The League of Extraordinary Gentleman. Epic, original (in blockbuster terms) and a real one-off. There's no other movie like it. More

Posted by SpiderBat at 18:28 on 13 January 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Re:Aww,...come on..
Dear Mr Norrington,   Welcome back to cinema - despite The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen being steaming crap I have missed you. It's a great shame that your deal for Clash of The Titans didn't work out, as good as that film is looking I would still have really liked to see your take on it.   This new project sounds very good; how about you dump that needless Crow remake and just go straight into this? Please?   Sincerely,   Marwood More

Posted by Marwood at 15:40 on 13 January 2010 | Report This Post

Re:Aww,...come on..
I agree, it was enjoyable and definitely different from a lot of other stuff. More

Posted by Revstar at 13:19 on 13 January 2010 | Report This Post

RE:Aww,...come on..
i agree it wasnt that bad..i found it a enjoyable romp! More

Posted by mooseloose at 10:41 on 13 January 2010 | Report This Post

Aww,...come on..
Even though The League of Extraordinary Gentleman was far from a great movie - it wasn't THAT bad! I get a bit fed up with all this bashing of it, and i'd like to go on record as saying that i for one quite like it. Hmph! More

Posted by lukeyboy at 09:43 on 13 January 2010 | Report This Post


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