Jackson shows Dambusters clips to press

More news from the Great One on the remake of the Dambusters film. At a recent briefing for the press, Peter Jackson told the assembled hacks that the movie was likely to be shot in 3D, and also showed some clips. However, he’s still working on the script, so shooting may still be a way off…

He also showed us short bits from the remake of The Dam Busters he’s working on. The original film came out in 1955, and takes place in a WWII setting. It’s based on the true story of the RAF’s 617th Squadron that would bomb Germany’s dams in an effort to hinder the Reich’s war machine. Jackson is just waiting to finish another draft of the script before that moves forward. He’s thinking about shooting it in 3-D, which is why he’s been playing with the technology.

The phrase “617th Squadron” is a bit of a giveaway that this appeared on a US-based website!

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2 thoughts on “Jackson shows Dambusters clips to press

  1. Jester January 26, 2010 / 12:55 pm

    617th makes my blood boil. Still great news that the film is progressing yet slower than I would have hoped.

  2. BRETT April 23, 2010 / 1:09 pm

    Thats so cool i was very young when my dad took me to see the movie .Can Peter Jackson please make a remake of REACH FOR THE SKY about Douglas Badder .Im really excited about THE DAM BUSTERS!!!

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