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Remaking 'The Manchurian Candidate'

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Producer Joel Silver (Die Hard) is setting his sights on a remake of the 1962 Cold War classic, The Manchurian Candidate. The new version, says Silver, ”may be set during the Gulf War. Even though the Cold War’s over, it’ll still have a great resonance.” Silver says rights to the film are owned by its original star, Frank Sinatra; and his daughter, Tina, who produced CBS’ recent Sinatra, will serve the same function on the remake. It pays to know the chairman of the board.

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