Source: Coming Soon
reports that Michael
and Peter Spierig
, the Australian filmmakers behind the low-budget zombie flick Undead
, have been hired by Warner Bros. to write a new version of the 1935 pirate swashbuckler Captain Blood
The original film starred Errol Flynn
as British doctor Peter Blood, who leaves his practice to becomes a pirate in the Caribbean.
The Spierigs won a heated battle against other filmmakers and pitched their own take on the movie to Warner Bros., which would take the story into outer space, although producer Bill Gerber has gone on record that the film will remain faithful to the plot of Blood's inevitable clash with a French pirate who captures the woman he loves.
The brothers' latest film, the sci-fi vampire movie Daybreakers
, will be released by Lionsgate on January 8th, 2010.