Christopher McQuarrie Boards ICE STATION: ZEBRA Remake

Simon de Bruyn, Contributing Writer
Any idea what Ice Station: Zebra is? Until now I had no idea. However after the fantastically entertaining Jack Reacher, today's news that Christopher McQuarrie has signed on to direct the remake of this icy adventure makes it a must see in my books.

According to the interwebs, Ice Station: Zebra is a 1968 cold-war era suspense and espionage film directed by John Sturges, starring Rock Hudson, Patrick McGoohan, Ernest Borgnine, and Jim Brown, loosely based on Alistair MacLean's novel of the same name. The movie had an all-male cast, something which will surely be one of the first things to change with a remake.

Here's the synopsis from the original movie: 

Commander James Ferraday, USN, has new orders: get David Jones, a British civilian, Captain Anders, a tough Marine with a platoon of troops, Boris Vasilov, a friendly Russian, and the crew of the nuclear sub USS Tigerfish to the North Pole to rescue the crew of Drift Ice Station Zebra, a weather station at the top of the world. The mission takes on new and dangerous twists as the crew finds out that all is not as it seems at Zebra, and that someone will stop at nothing to prevent the mission from being completed.

More news as it comes to light.
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  • Shannon Shoffner

    Really? Never heard of Ice Station: Zebra? Hmmm. It's a classic.

  • Snoop Lion

    Yeah, never have. To be honest I thought it was a Matthew Reilly novel. That's the great thing about Twitch - we all come from different backgrounds and viewing histories, that with the addition of regional focuses brings a fantastic difference of opinion and knowledge. (Although our monthly List of Shame feature series is helping us catch up on certain missed classics!). If anything, this news draws this classic into the light for me, and I'll have the chance to discover it too, in due course.

    While my personal viewpoint on this story might not be the mainstream one, I'd hope it adds value to other stories I cover, and in this case a different perspective to what else is out there. Thanks for reading!

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