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Vengeanze
07-09-2005, 03:59 PM
Anyone know anything about this?

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0374463/

Vengeanze
07-09-2005, 03:59 PM
Anyone know anything about this?

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0374463/

Fox_3
07-09-2005, 04:49 PM
They had a paragraph on it, in one of the UK papers this week. Apparently it will be Iwo Jima this time.

Low_Flyer_MkII
07-09-2005, 05:00 PM
Yes, it's true.
Speilberg & Hanks are working on a Pacific based sequel to 'Band Of Brothers'. Might have something to do with PTO veterans reminding them that it was World War 2, not European War 2. I was very involved with the 50th anniversary commemorations for the Normandy landings and was more than happy to involve the far eastern veterans who approached me and reminded me of the fact that they too 'did their bit'. I've noticed that the latest DVD issues of 'Saving Private Ryan' come with a Pacific war documentary. I'd like to think that this is a sign that the Pacific/S.E. Asia veterans have struck a chord with the producers.

I believe that the projected series will detail the experiences of U.S. troops on Iwo Jima, but would be delighted to hear from anybody who knows more. If it's anything like 'Band Of Brothers' it will deserve it's place in the best t.v. of all time shortlist.

Nimits
07-09-2005, 06:55 PM
Plus there's the new movie comming out later this year about the Philippines POW rescue; maybe this will remind people that only half the war was fought in Europe . . .

jarink
07-09-2005, 08:58 PM
The trouble with making a PTO "Band of Brothers" would be finding a unit that participated in a well-known campaign lasting long enough for a miniseries to work. Having said that, I wonder why Guadalcanal was not chosen since it's one of the few US battles that fits that criteria.

Hopefully this will be every bit as good as previous Speilberg-Hanks collaborations!

Stigler_9_JG52
07-09-2005, 09:55 PM
Hot d*mn, a well-done, historically accurate Guadalcanal miniseries would be GREAT!

Cpt_Jack
07-10-2005, 09:38 AM
Guadalcanal would make for a better story, for a mini-series. But my grandfather was on Iwo Jima, so I would love to see either one. As long as they put aircraft in there somehow.

BanaBob
07-10-2005, 10:22 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Nimits:
Plus there's the new movie comming out later this year about the Philippines POW rescue; maybe this will remind people that only half the war was fought in Europe . . . </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

That's "The Great Raid", saw a preview of it at the theatre, looks awesome and will definately see it. The Great Raid (http://www.miramax.com/the_great_raid/)

jarink
07-10-2005, 07:38 PM
Don't know why I didn't think of this before, but Clint Eastwood is directing a movie called "Flags of Our Fathers". It is based on the book of the same name (I've read it and highly recommend it!) about the 6 men who raised the flag on Mt Surabachi.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0418689/

stevedeth2004
07-11-2005, 12:17 PM
I have been following the progress of this when I am reminded. I was at a book signing by Bradly the day he struck a deal with Speleburg to make a movie on the book.

The last time I looked into the progress it seemed to be this. Each time speleburg does a topic like this he does a movie then the series. The thought is Saving Ryan/BOB, Appolo 13/documentry type on the space program.

This time the movie is Flags, with eastwood directing. Then the BOB film will follow a USO troop through the war. That way (the defenders say) they can do an hour or so on many topics. with the combatants telling the USO guys what happened. They think then they can get a submarine patrol, to an invasion (Tarawa I hope) a flyer etc.

I have not looked on the movie sites in a while but that was the last I saw.

Sluggo-51

Tex-Hill-AVG
07-11-2005, 12:25 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Nimits:
Plus there's the new movie comming out later this year about the Philippines POW rescue; maybe this will remind people that only half the war was fought in Europe . . . </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I'm reading the book that this movie is based on right now. It's called Ghost Soldiers for those who are interested.

http://www.vibrationdata.com/Resources/Ghost.jpg

Saunders1953
07-11-2005, 12:43 PM
Maybe Sledgehammer2 could fill us in on the scope of the miniseries. His father is a featured character in the BOB-Pacific. (Eugene Sledge, author of "The Old Breed") He's mentioned it before on these forums.

Fliegeroffizier
07-11-2005, 10:18 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by stevedeth2004:
I have been following the progress of this when I am reminded. I was at a book signing by Bradly the day he struck a deal with Speleburg to make a movie on the book.

The last time I looked into the progress it seemed to be this. Each time speleburg does a topic like this he does a movie then the series. The thought is Saving Ryan/BOB, Appolo 13/documentry type on the space program.

This time the movie is Flags, with eastwood directing. Then the BOB film will follow a USO troop through the war. That way (the defenders say) they can do an hour or so on many topics. with the combatants telling the USO guys what happened. They think then they can get a submarine patrol, to an invasion (Tarawa I hope) a flyer etc.

I have not looked on the movie sites in a while but that was the last I saw.

Sluggo-51 </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I think you've crossed wires...

There are two separate projects:

One by Spielberg/Hanks is a tv series covering "lots" of the Pacific War, using the 'linking' thread of the traveling USO show to bring different operations/locations into play each week...

The OTHER project is a straight movie (only) by Clint Eastwood, which is a production/screenplay based upon the book, Flag of our Fathers, which is Only about Iwo Jima!

Separately, the movie based on the book "Ghost Soldiers", about the rescue of the US POW's in the Phillipines, is due to be released, I believe, next month in US theaters.

I heartily recommend reading both of the books mentioned above....books are ALWAYS better than the movies derived from them...imho.

BSS_Vidar
07-12-2005, 09:45 AM
Tom Hanks is NOT involved. However, most of the producers that were on Band of Brothers are.

Here's the link for it...

http://www.the-pacific-war.com/

Fliegeroffizier
07-12-2005, 10:59 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by BSS_Vidar:
Tom Hanks is NOT involved. However, most of the producers that were on Band of Brothers are.

Here's the link for it...

http://www.the-pacific-war.com/ </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Certainly not something to Argue about....BUT, Your Own link says Hanks is a co-producer of the Pacific War Series!...Specifically on this page (http://www.the-pacific-war.com/cast-and-crew.shtml)of the Site you linked, it says:
Produced by
Gary Goetzman .... executive producer
Tom Hanks .... executive producer
Steven Spielberg .... executive producer


So I don't get at all how you came to your conclusion that he is not! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

gates123
07-12-2005, 02:21 PM
[QUOTE]Originally posted by Fliegeroffizier:
Separately, the movie based on the book "Ghost Soldiers", about the rescue of the US POW's in the Phillipines, is due to be released, I believe, next month in US theaters.
[QUOTE]

I've seen the previews, they are awesome and the movie is called "The Greatest Raid"

BSS_Vidar
07-12-2005, 06:14 PM
Wholy cow!

He wasn't involved when they first announced it! He must have joined the team since I last read the site. It even said Hanks wasn't involved on this series in black-n-white.

My bad. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif

jarink
07-12-2005, 09:00 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Saunders1953:
Maybe Sledgehammer2 could fill us in on the scope of the miniseries. His father is a featured character in the BOB-Pacific. (Eugene Sledge, author of "The Old Breed") He's mentioned it before on these forums. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Another most excellent book! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

(Actually, it's called "With the Old Breed". ISBN 0-553-20355-7)

PlimPlam
07-12-2005, 09:10 PM
The clint eastwood movie sounds pretty good. He has made a number of excellant films in the past few years and Im hoping his streak will continue with this one.

sledgehammer2
07-13-2005, 08:39 PM
Hello folks and fellow PF/FB enthusiasts. As far as I know things are progressing well with "The Pacific". I really don't know that much info at this point, and what I do know I would prefer to not reveal out of respect for Bruce McKenna.

I will say that Saunders is correct... my dad, known as "Sledgehammer" to his fellow marines will be a featured character. There will be others but I won't say who they are. I also don't think the USO thing is accurate.

Bruce McKenna is an extremely talented individual and I speak for my mother and my brother when I say that we feel very good about how this project will develope.

Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg are the best in the business and I hope this will be something we can all be proud of.

Regards,
sledgehammer2