Captain Blood sets sale again

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 .