The way things are going lately, I actually feel pretty good when I can report on a movie remake. At least it’s better than another horrible direct to DVD sequel.

So it looks like the 1978 movie Capricorn One is now getting redone. Moviehole says the film’s original director, Peter Hyams is behind the project. Perhaps because he hasn’t made anything else anyone want to watch since 1994’s Timecop. And before that it was the 1984 movie 2010. Hyams knows a thing or two about droughts.

Hyams won’t direct the do over though. He’s producing the project and bringing in Shanghai Knights director David Dobkin to helm it. Apparently they’re moving forward pretty quickly on it. This isn’t some wild idea still in its infancy, they plan to start shooting late this year.

People who don’t believe we landed on the moon will almost certainly eat this thing up. The original movie is about NASA faking a mission to Mars in order to keep their funding. The film follows their astronauts as they’re forced to play make believe on a set for months while an intrepid journalist gets closer to the truth. Elliot Gould, James Brolin, Sam Waterston, Telly Savalas, and the now infamous O.J. Simpson starred in the 70s version.

For now, this is just a rumor. Keep an eye out for some sort of official announcement. If the production really is pushing ahead towards a start date later this year, we shouldn’t have to wait for long.

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