Dam Busters to be remade…but what about the dog?

September 1, 2006


According to The Register, Peter Jackson, he of King Kong and Lord of the Rings Fame is going to remake one of the best films of all time: The Dam Busters. The report indicates that Jackson’s version will be more accurate to the real story of the Dam Busters as much of the actual mission was still classified as secret when the original was shot in 1954. But of course I can’t help but ask: if it is going to stay true to the actual story of The Dam Busters, what about the Dog? Of course, the story about the Guy Gibsons dog wasn’t something made up in the film, it’s factual. But can they use that word in a film made in the 21st century?

(image from The Sterling Times)