Current and Upcoming WW2 Movies

1 Feb 2012

Although many African-Americans had donned the uniforms of the US military, they faced challenges from their own countrymen that were great as the war itself. Red Tails focused on the stories of the Tuskegee Airmen, the nickname of a segregated US Army Air Force fighter unit. Stars Cuba Gooding, Jr. and Terrence Howard led the cast. This film was released in the United States on 20 Jan 2012 and at the time of this writing holding a 36% rating at the film review website Rotten Tomatoes.

Wikipedia info on Red Tails

The Flowers of War was produced by a mainland China studio; western viewers would recognize the popular Hollywood star Christian Bale playing one of the main characters in this film. Bale played an American mortician who, in the midst of the violent 1937 Rape of Nanjing, helped a group of school girls and prostitutes escape from the Japanese Army. This movie was released in mainland China on 16 Dec 2011 and was released in the United States on a limited basis starting in late Dec 2011.

Wikipedia info on The Flowers of War

Helmuth Hübener was a teenager from Hamburg who, disapproved of the Nazi German regime, translated British propaganda into German and distributed them. He was executed in Berlin, Germany in 1942 at the age of 17, making him the youngest victim of the People's Court. Truth & Treason dramatized the story of Hübener and Erich Muessener's quest to arrest him. The film was scheduled to be released in 2012.

IMDB info on Truth & Treason

Sgt. Rock was a comic book character first appeared in DC Comics' G. I. Combat #68 in Jan 1959. This fictional character fought as an infantryman in the US Army in North Africa and Europe. The film is currently under development and might not be in the theaters for some time to come. I believe it could offer some satisfyingly explosive entertainment!

IMDB info on Sgt. Rock

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1. Anonymous says:
4 Apr 2012 10:06:52 PM

according to the internet movie database they are making a new Midway movie for 2014.
2. Jack Brown says:
14 Apr 2012 12:58:45 PM

There needs to be remakes of movies such as "Sink The Bismarck", "Battle of The Bulge", "Midway", and "Pursuit Of The Graf Spee." With todays modern special effects, each movie could be done much better, in addition to having a better screenplay. Also, each should be done in such a way as to be more historically accurate.
3. Chris Roberts says:
19 Apr 2012 11:55:16 AM

I agree with you Jack, there are several of the old war movies that could be re-made, the modern F/X would be awesome and they could make the stories historically accurate. Growing up one of my favoirite movies was Bridge Over the River Kwai, when I was older and learned the truth of what was actually going on during that time I couldn't watch it anymore.
4. CR says:
7 May 2012 10:14:50 AM

Although there are several movies that could be remade, or at the very least new versions telling the old tales (as opposed to scene-for-scene remakes), I do hope that they don't go the route of the film 'Pearl Harbor' from a few years ago (which was NOT a remake, I know!)... it felt like a mash-up of 'Top Gun' meets 'Titanic' that just happened to be set in WWII around the Pearl Harbor attack, with lots of CGI-enhanced special effects. Special effects are only PART of a film, and should enhance a story, rather than being the main reason people go to see the film. Alas, even history-based films are a product of the times in which they are made, so I fear that historical accuracy might be shoved aside for contemporary drama. I'm not expecting documentary-style films, mind you, but I do hope that some sense of historical accuracy can be maintained; there's no reason an audience can't learn a little something about their history while being entertained, after all!
5. Jay Sailors says:
23 Oct 2012 01:58:37 PM

They should do a movie on the Battle of Tarawa, shown from both sides, the movie would be very grimm and violent, but it would show how island fighting was vicious.
6. Anonymous says:
29 Oct 2012 06:25:02 AM

Midway was the greatest single victory of the US in World War II, and we have only one bad movie of it. Pearl Harbor has been done several times. Let's do it and do it right!
7. Anonymous says:
2 Nov 2012 08:53:48 AM

Definitely Battle of the Bulge, Longest Day and Midway should be remade...So many others could too; Operation Crossbow could be made into a sensational, incredibly exciting WII special ops/secret agent film...with all the dumb DC Comic movies that have come out, there is definitely room for WWII remakes. Its time for movies about REAL events. With the resounding sucesses of BoB, Saving Private Ryan, the proof of concept is in their faces...
8. Anonymous says:
6 Nov 2012 12:06:03 AM

A movie could be made of the Battle of Samar in the Liberation of the Philippines or the raid on the Los Banos Civilian enternees and the one at Santo Tomas.
9. Anonymous says:
14 Nov 2012 07:35:52 PM

If they remake the Longest Day, they have to limit CGI use. The thing that made the Longest Day so awesome was the scale on which it was made.
10. Anonymous says:
27 Nov 2012 12:03:46 AM

A good movie starts with a good story. We already know that Stephen Ambrose tells a good story that also works on the screen with Band of Brothers. I would like to see The Wild Blue given the same treatment.
11. Anonymous says:
5 Dec 2012 10:42:15 PM

An update of "Cross of Iron" would also be great.
12. BobSinPA says:
27 Dec 2012 03:44:49 PM

would love to see a movie about the Battle of (fall of) France based on Wm Shirer's book, "The Rise & Fall of the 3rd Republic". There'd be everything from battle scenes, to refugees fleeing Paris, to political intrigue, to strategic blunders. Could make a fascinating epic.
13. Anonymous says:
9 Feb 2013 04:52:43 AM

I hope they don't change what really happened in the Huebener story (When Truth was Treason). If you want to know more read The Boy Who Dared by Susan Campbell Bartoletti
14. Anonymous says:
24 Feb 2014 01:47:21 AM

I agree,all the old classics based on wwii should be made either scene by scene or re witting the screenplay.
15. Anonymous says:
11 Aug 2014 01:07:59 PM

I recently saw a trailer about "Hellfire Pass" in Burma/Myanmar. What is the name, and when will it be released?
16. Anonymous says:
26 Sep 2014 07:53:08 PM

I would love to see a remake of TO HELL AND BACK. Audie Murphy has been a huge inspiration to so many people. His memory needs to live on. Alot of young people have no clue who he was and that's sad. Does his family have the right to not allow this movie to be remade? 7

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