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Dirty Dozen script (re)write by Zak Penn

ZakPenn.jpgBack in March of last year we heard that The Dirty Dozen was being remade and back then Scott Rosenberg, Andre Nemec and Josh Appelbaum were writing the script. Now it has been announced that Zak Penn has been signed to write the script.

As yet we're not sure if this announcement means that Zak Penn is writing a brand new script, or rewriting any script that has already been developed. The story comes from Variety.

Scott Rosenberg wrote Con Air while Andre Nemec and Josh Appelbaum were writers on Alias.

The original The Dirty Dozen had an amazing cast, Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine, Charles Bronson, John Cassavetes, George Kennedy, Telly Savalas and Donald Sutherland to list the big names.

The original film saw a group of convicted murderers and other such seedy no-gooders being gathered by the U.S. Army to be trained for a possible suicide mission in World War II. The prize is a full pardon for them, if they make it home alive. To begin with they are a pretty useless and evil bunch, but when the bullets start flying, something amazing happens.

It'll be interesting to see how Dirty Dozen develops and who ends up directing it, but so far the writing names attached have been promising, not only for the script, but for how big the film is going to be viewed by the studio.



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