Brownlow Pens “Captain Blood” Remake

John Brownlow (“Sylvia,” “The Hero”) is set to pen the remake of 1935 pirate feature “Captain Blood” for Warner Bros. Pictures reports the trades.

Based on Rafael Sabatini’s novel and set in the 1600s, it tells the story of a doctor who is convicted for treason, sold into slavery and escapes to the high seas as a pirate.

Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland and Basil Rathbone starred in the Oscar-nominated original.

Phillip Noyce is attached to direct the remake, a U.K.-Australia co-production that Bill Gerber is producing.