Captain Blood sets sale again

Philip Noyce plans to remake the pirate pic…

There must be something in the air today, given the crazed number of remakes suddenly popping up on the cine-radar.

The latest is Captain Blood, which at least has a quality helmer attached: Philip Noyce is spearheading a new version of the tale of a doctor who is sentenced to slavery in the Caribbean, only to become a pirate. The original nabbed a nomination for a Best Picture Oscar. Can the remake do so well? Only the sea knows for sure…

Variety is setting the rigging.