Sean Connery classic 'Outland' remake in the works.Warner Bros have hired Michael Davis to direct another 'High Noon'.
Peter Hyams’ 1981 science-fiction movie, ‘Outland’ is being given the makeover treatment, it has been announced.
The original starred Sean Connery as the only Marshall of a mining colony on Jupiter where workers begin to die under mysterious circumstances. Soon he is forced to challenge the ultimate administrator of the colony, in a tense standoff.
The remake will take place in a city orbiting the moon, where a police officer uncovers a similar conspiracy which will endanger the lives of everyone in the city. Whomever will play the lead role will have to chose between walking away into retirement with his new wife or taking on an entire army of hired guns, lead by his ex and her lover.
‘Outland’ was itself a ‘retelling’ of the western classic, ‘High Noon’ (1952) which starred Gary Cooper and Grace Kelly, and was famously told in real time.
The new version will be directed by Michael Davis, whose previous credits include ‘Monster Man’ (2003) and most recently ‘Shoot ‘Em Up’ (2007), starring Clive Owen.
No-one has been confirmed as the lead in the new movie, but with their connection, Clive Owen would be a popular choice.