Adam Shankman Directing Another Voyage of Sinbad Film
by Alex Billington
December 17, 2008
Columbia Pictures has hired director Adam Shankman to helm a "retelling" of The 7th Voyage of Sinbad to be called The 8th Voyage of Sinbad instead. This project has gone through numerous iterations, one with John Singleton as director and Keanu Reeves as the star, and one with Rob Cohen as director and Vin Diesel as the star, but both of those fell through. This newest version is produced by Neal Moritz and doesn't have a lead actor just yet. To show how much the announcement of a director can dictate the direction of a film, Shankman's previous directorial gigs - The Wedding Planner, The Pacifier, Hairspray, and Bedtime Stories - are obvious signs that this isn't going to be a dark and epic retelling of the classic myth.
The story centers on Sinbad and his crew, who are marooned off the coast of China, and embark on a quest to find the Lamp of Aladdin. Along the way they meet a beautiful empress and do battle with fantastical creatures and a rebellious Chinese general who threatens the kingdom. Husband and wife writers Cormac and Marianne Wibberley, of Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, National Treasure, and The Shaggy Dog, penned the most recent draft of the screenplay. While the Sinbad story has been around since ancient times, Nathan Juran's The 7th Voyage of Sinbad from 1958 with Ray Harryhausen creatures is the film that most people think of when they hear Sinbad. Another Hollywood remake to loathe until it hits theaters.
Reader Feedback - 10 Comments
We need another Caligula, that's what we really need!
Kail on Dec 17, 2008
Hmmmmm... Caligula... Has this site reported on EDDIE MURPHY AS THE RIDDLER yet?
VINCENT on Dec 17, 2008
Why does everything have to be dark? ...and I'm glad to hear you won't be posting those dumb Batman rumors. I can't for the life of me understand why other sites are. They might as well just start reporting on Onion stories too.
Niko on Dec 17, 2008
The Sun sure can joke around. It's almost as funny as the National Review.
Will S. on Dec 18, 2008
i might believe the eddie murphy crap(but i really really really realllllllllllllllllyyyyy doubt it), but the whole shia as robin thing totally ensures this is complete bullshit...anyone thats followed nolan's batmans knows that he has said multiple times that robin will never be in any of his movies
Trademark on Dec 18, 2008
Well we have it at my job, I work at Blockbuster, but it's the rated version. The uncut version of Caligula has hardcore sex scenes in it, but I wouldn't call it a porno because it's got like... a legit plot I guess I'll call it, most pornos have like 2 minutes of starter dialogue, 30 minutes of sex, 2 minutes of finish dialogue. Fuck it I'll just direct the new Caligula, it'll be a reboot of the franchise, and it'll take place in a post apocolyptic future. FUTURE CALIGULA Starring Edward Furlong, Chris O'Donnel, Justin Chatwin, and Tina Fey.
Kail on Dec 18, 2008
I Think Brad Pitt would be a perfect Fit for the role of sinbad.. since he dubbed the animated movie of sinbad why not make it real..
YoBiBz on Dec 22, 2008
Why would it be dark?
MBD on Dec 23, 2008
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