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Director signs on for fantastical remake

30 June 2010  |  Written by Helen O'Hara  |  Source: Deadline

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Gore Verbinski, fresh from unveiling the Rango trailer on an unsuspecting world, has found his next directing project. He'll take on The Secret Life of Walter Mitty remake, and could be the man to finally bring it to the screen after floating around Hollywood for nearly two decades.

Steven Spielberg, Ron Howard and Mark Waters have all considered the remake, while at various points Owen Wilson, Mike Myers, Sacha Baron Cohen and Jim Carrey (several times) have been lined up to star. Baron Cohen was the most recently-attached star, so it remains to be seen if he'll take the lead now that Verbinski is onboard.

The story, for those who haven't seen the 1947, Danny Kaye-starring original, it's the story of a wimpy comic book writer who lives in a daydream where he has lots of exciting adventures. One day he meets a mysterious woman who gives him a black book containing, she says, clues to the hidden location of the Dutch Crown jewels. Mitty discovers that real-life adventure isn't quite as much fun as the dream sort.

So fingers crossed that Verbinski finally gets this one off the ground - if only so weary film journalists can stop reporting on the latest casting attached to it.


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don't do this please
i'm a major fan of the original film and it shouldn't be remade with anyone in the role, no offense against Gore vabrinski he did good with the pirates movies but the secret life of walter mitty is a classic that may be spoiled. More

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We have crown jewels? Rango looked sweet btw. More

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