New Dam Busters Film

imom1406

War Hero
Peter Jackson is to re-make the Dam Busters Film....apparently Mel Gibson had the rights ......god knows how he would corrupt history this time (Remember Bravheart!?!?!).

So my question is, what politically correct name will they use for Guy Gibsons dog.....'cos it won't be Nigger!!
 

u8dmtm

Midshipman
They'll probably write the dog out of history or never mention its name ( i.e. "Gibson's Dog" in the credits).

I just wonder if even the Lancaster bomber with roundells on the side will make the final cut and whether the Yanks can resist the temptation to cast one of their own as Gibson with a token Brit in the role of mad-scientist Barnes Wallis - since it just wouldn't work with Doc Brown (Back to the Future).

(BTW. I realise that Jackson is a Kiwi, but I bet its American money)
 

WarMonger

War Hero
u8dmtm said:
They'll probably write the dog out of history or never mention its name ( i.e. "Gibson's Dog" in the credits).

I just wonder if even the Lancaster bomber with roundells on the side will make the final cut and whether the Yanks can resist the temptation to cast one of their own as Gibson with a token Brit in the role of mad-scientist Barnes Wallis - since it just wouldn't work with Doc Brown (Back to the Future).

(BTW. I realise that Jackson is a Kiwi, but I bet its American money)

I think you are hoping for a bit too much there especially if Hollywood get anywhere near it.....I am expecting Samuel L Jackson for Guy Gibson and Quentin Tarantino for the mad professor!!
 

FlagWagger

GCM
Book Reviewer
WarMonger said:
u8dmtm said:
They'll probably write the dog out of history or never mention its name ( i.e. "Gibson's Dog" in the credits).

I just wonder if even the Lancaster bomber with roundells on the side will make the final cut and whether the Yanks can resist the temptation to cast one of their own as Gibson with a token Brit in the role of mad-scientist Barnes Wallis - since it just wouldn't work with Doc Brown (Back to the Future).

(BTW. I realise that Jackson is a Kiwi, but I bet its American money)

I think you are hoping for a bit too much there especially if Hollywood get anywhere near it.....I am expecting Samuel L Jackson for Guy Gibson and Quentin Tarantino for the mad professor!!

And a squadron of B-52 bombers instead of Lancasters .... any suggestions on how the weapon system will be portrayed? After all, a spinning oil drum could never be believable to an American audience - its just too primitive to work.
 

imom1406

War Hero
The bomb will be fashioned (A-Team style) from a melted Enigma machine captured by the americans, designed by Russell Crow (a beautiful mind) delivered to target by harry Connick JR flying the memphis belle.
 

u8dmtm

Midshipman
imom1406 said:
WarMonger said:
How about laser guided bouncing bombs..with a SEAL team in the hills above laser painting the dams..!!

That's where Steven Segal comes into it!!
With the size and shape of him these days he could always play the part of the bouncing bomb. The American audience would believe it if the bombers delivered oil-drum shaped bouncing Steven Segals that bounced along the water and blew up the dams using only his legendary karate skills (a possibly a meat cleaver for the Moehne).
 
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