BLUE THUNDER Remake On The Way

Nothing is safe from remakes…

Heat Vision has learned that Dana Brunetti, the producer behind such hits as ‘House of Cards,’ ‘Captain Phillips’ and ‘The Social Network,’ is developing a modern take on director John Badham’s 1983 action thriller ‘Blue Thunder.’

Starring Roy Scheider of ‘Jaws’ fame, the original centred on a LAPD helicopter-pilot-officer and troubled Vietnam War veteran who is selected to pilot the world’s most advanced helicopter, nicknamed “Blue Thunder”, a military-style combat helicopter intended for police use in surveillance and help control crowds during the 1984 Olympics. The film was spun into a television series that lasted 11 episodes.

The new take on the property is expected to focus on a drone rather than a helicopter. Former Marvel Studios executive Craig Kyle is on board to pen the screenplay with Brunetti producing through his Trigger Street Productions banner.