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'Somewhere, Somehow, Someone's Gonna Pay!' Here Comes A Remake Of COMMANDO!!

Merrick here...
This isn't surprising at all, but it's depressing all the same. Seems Fox is prepping a remake to the Mark Lester directed, Joel Silver produced COMMANDO, which starred Schwarzenegger as a guy called John Matrix. And that...pretty much is all you need to know about how awesome this film was.

(love the cross-cutting 'tween Arnold gearing-up and the forming title design...)

20th Century Fox is going Commando again, setting David Ayer to write and direct a reboot of the 1985 film that became one of the building blocks that transformed Arnold Schwarzenegger from bodybuilder to superstar.
...says Deadline HERE. Ayer comes to the picture having scripted DARK BLUE and TRAINING DAY - he directed STREET KINGS as well. The original film also starred Bill Duke, Rae Dawn Chong, Dan Hedaya, ROAD WARRIOR's Vernon Wells, a pre-violable Alyssa Milano, and featured a funktastic score by James Horner that sounded like this:
The 1985 version is still widely available on DVD and Blu-Ray, including a Director's Cut which I just remembered I haven't seen yet (HERE). If memory serves, a sequel to Lester's film was actually scripted - based on a novel called NOTHING LASTS FOREVER by Roderick Thorp. When Arnold opted out of the follow-up, said script was re-purposed and Bruce Willis was inserted into a tweaked role - resulting in DIE HARD.

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