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Poseidon Hits the Theater May 12, 2006

2005_wolfgang_petersen.jpg Hollywood Reporter has an in depth article about Wolfgang Petersen and his upcoming film, "Poseidon." In it, they report that the studio has committed it to be the lead off of the summer season. Poseidon is a remake of the 1972 film of "The Poseidon Adventure." Other than the major plot point of a boat in peril, the new movie will be a completely different movie with different characters, written by Mark Protosevich ("The Cell.")

Petersen goes on to describe his penchant with water based tragedy films like "Das Boot" and "A Perfect Storm." He also points out that his take on the Poseidon story will be "much more realistic than the '72 movie. It was wonderful, but quite campy, a little bit. " This is a bit rich coming from the auteur responsible for "Air Force One." --Terrence Ryan


Posted by on September 19, 2005 11:14 PM
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Is that Jon Voight in that picture? Oh how the mighty have fallen.

-- Posted by: mac at September 20, 2005 4:37 PM

Actually that's a picture of Wolfgang Petersen.

-- Posted by: Terrence Ryan at September 20, 2005 4:44 PM

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