‘The Rocketeer’ Redux
August 21, 2012
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This is an interesting bit of news. According to Vulture, by way of Superherohype, there’s talk of a reboot of Dave Stevens’ ‘Rocketeer,’ which I think is a really cool idea. The original film, directed by Joe Johnston, most recently of “Captain America,” didn’t do too well at the box office, earning almost $47 million on a $35 million dollar budget, but there was an earnestness to it that was refreshing.
Personally, I am not sure why it failed (other than not enough people going to see it, that is). After all, it came out only ten years after “Raiders Of The Lost Ark,” had the same retro vibe, but somehow never managed to find an audience.
Despite the presence of Nazis, gangsters, and Timothy Dalton.
For those of you that don’t remember the original, here’s the trailer.