Spierigs To Remake “Captain Blood”

Rising Aussie helmers Michael and Peter Spierig (“Undead,” “Daybreakers”) have signed on to direct a remake of the classic 1935 swashbuckler “Captain Blood” for Warner Bros. Pictures says Variety.

Errol Flynn starred in the original as a wrongly imprisoned British doctor named Peter Blood who escapes with a French pirate (Basil Rathbone) and clashes with the buccaneer who kidnapped his woman (Olivia de Havilland).

The new version switches the location to space though will keep quite close to the storyline. Bill Gerber will produce while John Brownlow will pen the script.