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Christopher McQuarrie Races Towards ICE STATION ZEBRA!!

Published at: May 7, 2013, 9:20 p.m. CST by merrick

 

Per THR, Christopher McQuarrie looks to be returning ICE STATION ZEBRA to the big screen. McQuarrie would write and direct.  

Alistair McClean's novel of the same name - about a submarine crew's race to retrieve a downed satellite, and the espionage and shenanigans surrounding said effort - was previously moviefied by John Sturgess (director of THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN and THE GREAT ESCAPE) in 1968.  That picture starred Rock Hudson, Ernest Borgnine, and Patrick McGoohan.  

McQuarrie - whose recent JACK REACHER adaptation was rather well-regarded despite its under-performance - is perhaps best known to Geeks as scripter of Bryan Singer's THE USUAL SUSPECTS, and writer/director of 2000's WAY OF THE GUN.  

In recent years, McQuarrie has been connected to a TOP GUN sequel (which I'm guessing may now spin apart given Tony Scott's absence), and has been pegged as the writer/helmer of a fifth MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE film.   How ICE STATION ZEBRA will impact MISSION 5 - or whether it would at all - remains to be seen.  

Whatever happens with this film, I hope it ends up with a poster as badass as this one...

 

ICE STATION ZEBRA (1968) poster

 

 

 

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Glen Oliver

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