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Postby DaveH » July 24th, 2016, 8:52 pm

Well, it was announced in Sept 2013 - but I see no film! https://www.theguardian.com/film/2013/s ... are_btn_tw
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Re: Nelson film sunk

Postby TheBibliophile » July 28th, 2016, 6:59 pm

I bet it took ages to come up with that thread title...
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Re: Nelson film sunk

Postby Mark » July 29th, 2016, 4:04 pm

A number of war related movies have been announced and talked about over the past few years, yet nothing has become reality. A classic example of this is Peter Jackson's re-make of the Dambusters - although he apparently still plans to make it. Perhaps its the same for this Nelson biopic?

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Re: Nelson film sunk

Postby TheBibliophile » July 29th, 2016, 4:24 pm

Yes... and a follow on to Master & Commander.... and a new Hornblower film.

I think I must be close to finding out if DVDs can wear out. Ive watched M&C about 30-40 times.... my Hornblower DVDs god knows how many times each episode and Waterloo probably two or three dozen times :oops:
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Re: Nelson film sunk

Postby Mark » July 29th, 2016, 4:31 pm

Unfortunately, I believe Hornblower and Master and Commander are both dead in the water.

Sorry, couldn't resist :D

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Re: Nelson film sunk

Postby DaveH » July 29th, 2016, 7:17 pm

Whatever happened to Tom Cruise and his Battle of Britain remake, where the Planks won it for us. Oh, I know - the truth was just a bit awkward: http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-enter ... 55566.html :lol:

Then of course, Kubrick's film about Napoleon met its Waterloo http://nofilmschool.com/2013/05/kubrick ... screenplay - I'm on fire! 8-)
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Re: Nelson film sunk

Postby TheBibliophile » July 29th, 2016, 8:13 pm

DaveH wrote:Whatever happened to Tom Cruise and his Battle of Britain remake, where the Planks won it for us. Oh, I know - the truth was just a bit awkward: http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-enter ... 55566.html :lol:

Then of course, Kubrick's film about Napoleon met its Waterloo http://nofilmschool.com/2013/05/kubrick ... screenplay - I'm on fire! 8-)


Remember U571....
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Re: Nelson film sunk

Postby Mark » July 29th, 2016, 9:40 pm

Ioan Gruffudd has been campaigning for a remake of Hornblower for cinema for almost a decade now, but sadly to no avail. ITV cancelled the show, despite its huge popularity, due to massive production costs; I believe it remains the most expensive TV series they have ever made. I can only imagine the cost of making such a movie, and that it may have limited appeal to American cinema goers, is a major obstacle to the proposed project.

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Re: Nelson film sunk

Postby TheBibliophile » July 30th, 2016, 12:40 pm

Mark wrote:Ioan Gruffudd has been campaigning for a remake of Hornblower for cinema for almost a decade now, but sadly to no avail. ITV cancelled the show, despite its huge popularity, due to massive production costs; I believe it remains the most expensive TV series they have ever made. I can only imagine the cost of making such a movie, and that it may have limited appeal to American cinema goers, is a major obstacle to the proposed project.

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Thats true, he has. There arent enough car chases in such a film for the American market. Plus not enough chances to show the US saving the world again.
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Re: Nelson film sunk

Postby DaveH » October 1st, 2017, 11:05 am

'Dunkirk' has been made and got quite a lot of coverage in the US, so who knows?
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