Well now here’s a movie I certainly didn’t think would ever get remade. Back in 1978, Peter Hyams (End of Days, The Relic, Timecop) directed a sci-fi conspiracy thriller called Capricorn One. The movie starred Elliott Gould, James Brolin and yes, everyone’s favourite spaceman O.J Simpson, as NASA astronauts who discover that an Apollo Mars mission was faked. It’s definitely a cool subject for a film; there are theories that the Apollo moon landing was not real, and Hyams managed to make a movie about this by changing the story a bit and adding some fairly exagerrated fictional twists.
Well now, nearly 30 years later, Hyams is developing a remake of the film called… Capricorn Two. So I guess it’s kind of like Evil Dead 2, in that it’s a remake masquerading as a sequel. Peter Buchman (Jurassic Park III, Eragon) is writing the script. Personally I’d love to see a good movie about the actual moon landing, although a direct remake of Capricorn One doesn’t seem all that interesting… or marketable. Who knows, maybe the upcoming Billy Bob Thornton flick The Astronaut Farmer will rekindle interest in movies about astronauts. What do you think?» Related Link: Moviehole