The Rocketeer (TBA)

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  1. raigraphixs

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    Reportedly Disney (under new management) is developing a reboot of Joe Johnston's 1991 thirties-set adventure film, The Rocketeer, which did poorly at the box-office.

    The studio is said to be meeting with writers soon to come up with a take on the story, which follows stunt pilot Cliff Secord (Billy Campbell) as he discovers a prototype jetpack, battles Nazis, and gets the girl (Jennifer Connelly), too.


    The Rocketeer Trailer (HD)
     
  2. brian s

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    I loved that film. If this goes ahead I hope it's at least as good as the first one.

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    grew up watching the old B&W series too....

    also, is it time for a flash gordon remake yet? the 80s one is a classic but i wouldnt mind another version of that either (also watched a lot of the B&W flash gordons when i was young)
     
  4. brian s

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    You mean King Of The Rocketmen and maybe the TV show Commando Cody: Sky Marshal of the Universe. The Rocketer was created by Dave Stevens and he will have been heavily influenced by them but they are not directly connected. The original Rocketeer comics had a bit of an adult slant to them but Disney removed that from the film. No doubt they'll do that with the new one as well.

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    Ha, loved this when it came to VHS.

    Jennifer Connelly before size zero got her too, lush!
     
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    possibly the rocketmen one... i can barely remember it. must have been late 70s / early 80s....

    the only comics i read as a kid were the Victor, Hotspur and Eagle. and the odd beano and dandy but i was much more into war comics (my dad used to read them too :))
     
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    The comics were first published in 1982. The Rocketeer's girlfriend Bettie was based upon the glamour models Bettie Page and Brinke Brinkman. Rockekeer creator Dave Stevens married Brinkman and befriended Page. He based his Betty's image on his wife's body and Page's face.

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    I really enjoyed the 1991 film and was surprised it wasn't a bigger hit.
    I think it captured the lat 30s very well and had a great cast.
     
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    Never seen the '91 movie.... was one i always seem to miss.....
     
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    I remember some of the less than flattering reviews of the 1991 original at the time, sayign Billy Campbell had the boringly handsome look. However the film was superb, with one of James Horners best scores.
     
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    Aye she was a bonnie lass back then.

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    The comic is fantastic and although the film stuck closely to Dave Steven's artwork, it lacked the comics grit and cheescake. They should get the guy who did Sky Captain and The World of Tomorrow to direct a remake.
     
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    I loved that film too so it might be a good idea.

    :smashin:
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    More of a rebooting in the nether regions if that's correct then.

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    Another gender swap diversity reboot lol
     
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    The "replace men with women" reboot is the new hot ticket in Hollywood.
     
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    Don't be so sexist!
     
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    What's wrong with being sexy?
     
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    get more female ticket buyers to the cinema with female driven tent pole films
     
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    sounds a bit rude :D

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    By heaven's man, let's add a new word to your dictionary thingy-majiggy. "Ghostbuster-esses".
     
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    Money talks and bull**** walks!

    What?!
     
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    Fly on the wall when he explained that to his wife.
     
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    This is a scene from the comic when Secord arrives home to find Betty naked with a photographer. It's based on real life when Stevens found his wife in that situation.


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    Not a good photographer shooting into the light, from her back and going to have the door in the picture :laugh:
     
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