Peter Buchman wrote script for thriller remake

John Moore is attached to direct a remake of the 1978 conspiracy thriller “Capricorn One” for New Regency.

Peter Buchman, who wrote Steven Soderbergh’s two-part Che Guevara biopic, penned the screenplay, which is described as an updated, reimagining of the story that revolves around a group of astronauts of an aborted mission to Mars.

Elliot Gould and James Brolin starred in the original, which was written and directed by Peter Hyams. O.J. Simpson played a supporting role.

John Davis is producing via his 20th Century Fox-based banner.

Moore, who helmed 20th Century Fox’s upcoming vidgame adaptation “Max Payne,” has a number of helming projects in development at both Regency and Davis Entertainment including “Splinter Cell” and “Virulents” at Regency and “The Last Mission” at Davis.

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