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Doug Liman to remake Escape to Victory

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Jun 27, 2014 | 12:17pm EDT

Cult wartime soccer movie Escape To Victory is set for a remake. The 1981 film, which starred Sylvester Stallone, Michael Caine and a group of real sportsmen like Pele, Bobby Moore and Osvaldo Ardiles, will be revamped for the big screen by The Bourne Identity director Doug Liman. The movie centres around a group of World War Two prisoners of war, who plan an escape around a soccer match between captive allies and their German guards. The news of the new Hollywood film comes a day after the U.S. national team lost a crucial World Cup game to Germany 1-0 but still made it through to the tournament's knock-out round thanks to goal difference.

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