Escape To Victory (or Victory as it was known in the US) is generally regarded as one of the worst films ever made. Why would you even consider remaking the John Huston directed WWII pic?
The 1981 film starred the unlikely combination of Michael Caine, Sylvester Stallone. Max Von Sydow and Pele (!) as a Allied POWs planning an escape from the Nazis during a football match (or soccer as it’s known in the US). The film is as terrible as it sounds – so why would Jaume Collet-Serra want to try and bring to back to the screen?
Maybe the director ofGoal II: Living the Dream has an incredible vision for the film that the director of The Maltese Falcon and The Treasure of the Sierra Madre just didn’t.
Jaume Collet-Serra has directed nine films – four of those have starred Liam Neeson. Expect him to sign-on (if things aren’t too woke).
Source: The Wrap