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    Posted: 28 Aug 2018 at 5:05pm

The filmmaker behind massive hits like “Independence Day" and “The Patriot” has locked in a filming location for a remake of the 1976 movie “Midway," starring Charlton Heston and Henry Fonda, about the decisive 1942 naval battle that became a turning point for U.S. forces in the war in the Pacific.

After scouting filming locations around Pearl Harbor, German director Roland Emmerich settled on Oahu, and will begin filming the $100-million blockbuster next month at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickham. The same location was most recently used to film Cameron Crowe’s offensively awful film “Aloha,” starring Bradley Cooper and Emma Stone.

Woody Harrelson will be starring as the legendary Adm. Chester Nimitz, who, with the help of innovative U.S. codebreakers, foiled a Japanese ambush at Midway on June 4, 1942, less than a month after the conclusion of the Battle of the Coral Sea.

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I wouldn't have cast Harrelson as Nimitz. He may be a good actor, but he's not a Nimitz type.
 
I wonder who they will cast as Joe Rocheford. (sp.)
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I wonder if, given the starring role is going to Woody Harrelson, it will be a re-write of history?  Hope not.  

BTW, Cameron Crowe’s "offensively awful film Aloha" was pretty bad.  I gave it one star (*).

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Originally posted by JrKrup, Skimmer JrKrup, Skimmer wrote:

I wouldn't have cast Harrelson as Nimitz. He may be a good actor, but he's not a Nimitz type.
 
I wonder who they will cast as Joe Rocheford. (sp.)


I think a good actor for this role would be Hal Holbroke...
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Hal Holbrook played Rochefort in the orginal Midway.  And he was perfect.  I can't think of anyone to handle it now.  Woody is NOT the right person. 
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Hal Holbrook is 93 years old and was taken captive with the USS Pueblo.  LOL
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 Hal Holbrook, the actor, who plays Mark Twain, served in the Army during WWII - in Newfoundland.
 
According to the crew's list of the USS Pueblo, there was no "Holbrook" aboard.
 
 
 


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Originally posted by JrKrup, Skimmer JrKrup, Skimmer wrote:

 
 
According to the crew's list of the USS Pueblo, there was no "Holbrook" aboard.
 


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JR, Hal Holbrook played CDR Lloyd Bucher in a television portrayal of the seizure of the Pueblo by the North Koreans. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Runner485 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Aug 2018 at 11:47am
Originally posted by SaltiDawg SaltiDawg wrote:

Hal Holbrook is 93 years old and was taken captive with the USS Pueblo.  LOL


93 years old? I just saw him portray Mark Twain in his one man show about him just last....century ago. He was great. When did he get to be 93. I guess the same way I got to be 77..Geez! ConfusedConfusedConfused
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