Spanish director Jaume Collet-Serra (“The Shallows,” “The Commuter”) will direct a remake of the famed Michael Caine, Sylvester Stallone and Pele-led sports movie “Escape to Victory” (aka “Victory”) at Warner Bros. Pictures.
The Nazi prison camp-set story follows world-class English soccer coach John Colby, a POW with a history of trying to escape, and his effort to put together a team of other POW soccer stars for a game against the German national team in front of Hitler in occupied Paris.
When given the opportunity to escape during the game, the players must decide whether to humiliate the Nazis in the eyes of the world and spark a resistance or to save their own lives.
Gavin O’Connor and Anthony Tambakis penned a draft in 2017 with Tambakis now doing a rewrite. Gianni Nunnari and Bernie Goldmann are producing.
Source: The Wrap