Apr 6, 2011

The Next Spy Remake: Ice Station Zebra

According to The Playlist (via Dark Horizons), there's another Patrick McGoohan Sixties spy classic up for the remake treatment.  Let's hope this one turns out better than AMC's 2009 take on The Prisoner (review here).  David Gordon Green will pen a new version of John Sturges' 1968 Alistair MacLean adaptation Ice Station Zebra. Green, the one-time indie auteur (All the Real Girls) turned big budget comedy director (Pineapple Express), made spy headlines just a few weeks ago with his plans to direct Black Jack, a spy parody pilot for Comedy Central. Presumably his take on Ice Station Zebra, which concerns a spy aboard a submarine searching for a crashed satellite in the arctic circle, will be more serious. "I just finished [the] script for Warner Bros." he told the website. “And I got to go camp out on the arctic circle with the Navy and explore those kind of... you know just the lingo and the politics of what’s going on in the arctic right now, so it truly is a passport. Like literally Warner Brothers says, ‘Do you want to get on a jet with the Navy and get on a submarine?’ and you’re like, ‘absof---kinglutely!’" Green's next project is rumored to be a remake of Dario Argento's horror masterpiece Suspiria.


Anonymous said...


Before they even start, you just KNOW it's going to be shit.....!

Jason Whiton said...

agreed- 'sigh'. maybe a comedy director can take on a new Manchurian Candidate re-make next? maybe as a musical? (meant w/ sarcasm, of course)
-Jason (Spy Vibe)