Gentlemen, start your engines: A pair of rival shows about 1960s auto racing are in the works, both with impressive producers behind the wheel. Tony and Ridley Scott (The Good Wife) are locked in a race against rival filmmakers Wolfgang Petersen (Air Force One) and Ron Shelton (Bull Durham) as they compete to capture the mid-20th century international auto racing circuit via two separate TV projects...read more
Question: A friend of mine says there are two remakes of The Poseidon Adventure (1972) in the works, one for theaters and one for TV. How can that be? It's not like Titanic, where the source is a historical event anybody could draw on. If my friend is right, what gives?
Answer: Your friend is right: A four-hour miniseries version of The Poseidon Adventure is scheduled to air on NBC in November 2005, and Warner Bros. has a theatrical remake called Poseidon due out in 2006. Because neither project is finished, I don't have access to contractual credits, but my guess as to how it happened is that the theatrical version is a remake of the first film and the TV version is an adaptation of the original novel by Paul Gallico. The why is another matter; I can't even begin to say. In any event, the $150 million thearead more