“Warner Bros. has set Michael and Peter Spierig to direct and John Brownlow to write a new version of “Captain Blood,” the 1935 swashbuckler pirate classic that starred Errol Flynn as a wrongly imprisoned British doctor who escapes to become a pirate in the Caribbean.
Jerry Bruckheimer and Johnny Depp have cornered the market on Caribbean pirates, and two pictures have been set up to deal with the current scourge of pirates hijacking cargo ships off the coast of Africa. How will the Spierigs siblings carve out their own pirate niche?
They will set “Captain Blood” in space.”
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