Zak Penn’s New ‘Dozen’

charles-bronson.gifThe original Dirty Dozen is a classic war movie and you can’t touch the classics.  You can’t stop Hollywood though, and Dozen  has fallen into the remake trap.  This project has actually been in the works for a little while now, but the script, written by André Nemec, Josh Appelbaum and Scott Rosenberg, was apparently not any good, because now Zak Penn has been brought in to rewrite it.  Penn has been pretty popular lately, working mostly on comic book adaptations for the big screen.  There has been buzz around his latest project, The Grand, which he wrote and directed, but I haven’t gotten a chance to check it out.  He seems like a talented writer so perhaps the remake will be done some justice.

The movie is about a group of military convicts sent in on a suicide mission to do some damage during WWII.  Whoever gets cast in this movie has some big shoes to fill because the original had some iconic actors —  Lee Marvin, Charles BronsonErnest Borgnine, and Donald Sutherland just to name a few.  There isn’t any word on when this one might be coming out, but I’ll keep you posted.

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