Monday, August 3, 2009

The Captain Blood Space Opera Makeover

Michael and Peter Spierig (Daybreakers coming early next year) are set to sort of remake of Captain Blood (the 1935 pirate film staring Errol Flynn. Yes, that one!) for WB... except they're setting it in space.

I feel a resurgence of the space-swashbuckler/space opera genre coming on. The pulps in general are big now in the gaming industry as well as comics. There has been a lot of discussion and anticipation for the John Carter of Mars, perhaps the father of the space pulps, film coming in 2012. Buck Rogers and Flash Gordon are currently back in print (by Dynamite Entertainment and Ardden Entertainment, respectively). Even the innovative Pinnacle Entertainment RPG publisher released their own original space opera setting, Slipstream for the Savage Worlds line.

source: Vareiety

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