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Peckinpah's Osterman Weekend gets remade

TheOstermanWeekend.jpgI just caught the small snippet that the classic Robert Ludlum novel The Osterman Weekend, which was directed to the big screen by the legendary Sam Peckinpah, is to gain a remake.

According to a report about an upcoming production slate, The Osterman Weekend has Simon Kinberg making his directorial debut and filming is expected to begin later on this year.

Although nothing else is mentioned in the article in Variety concerning the film, it is part of the new slate for Sumit Entertainment.

Osterman received a very mixed welcome. It has some issues and some really don't like the film, but then it is quite an unusual and very effective thriller which stars Rutger Hauer, John Hurt, Craig T. Nelson, Dennis Hopper, Chris Sarandon and even the great Burt Lancaster. Here's what IMDB have on the plot:

The host of an investigative news show is convinced by the CIA that the friends he has invited to a weekend in the country are engaged in a conspiracy that threatens national security in this adaptation of the Robert Ludlum novel.

All we can hope is that Simon Kinberg, who has written some strong films, is actually the man who is helming the film. Variety have Simon Kimberg. We also should hope that he's adapting the novel and that we can get a strong cast in there too, it would be a shame if a remake of a Peckinpah film faltered.



Wow...and The Osterman Weekend was one of Peckinpah's acsolute worst films....


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