Captains Courageous: Netflix Is Bringing A New-Age Movie Adaptation Soon!

The movie ambitions of the online streaming service providing platform, Netflix, continue to grow as we have recently learned that they are all set to give a big budget to a modern adaptation of the classic Rudyard Kipling book, Captains Courageous. The movie is going to be based on the source material that was provided by Rudyard Kipling, the author of the book.

He had a number of his movies adapted in the early 1990s, with the most recent adaption being “They”. It is the most recent theatrical release, which was released in the year 1993. However, a television movie was produced three years later.

A Picture from the original Captains Courageous
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Captains Courageous was first adapted in the year 1937 by MGM, with Spencer Tracy, Bartholomew, and Lionel Barrymore cast. It also saw a 1996 TV movie remake.

Captains Courageous: All About the New Age movie

“A spoiled prep schoolboy is marooned in space, only to be rescued by a crew of blue-collar space voyagers who push him to see the true trials of life.” This was the description of the project that was provided by the makers of the show.

The original novel, which was written by Rudyard Kipling, was released back in the year 1897 and is about the fifteen years old son of a wealthy railroad magnate who ends up stranded in the sea but gets rescued and lives out on the sea. The plot of the Netflix film differs substantially, along with other changes to the story. 

Harvey Cheyne Jr from the original book is supposedly called Harvey Newson in the series. The production company behind the movie is Screen Arcade, and the production company operates under an overall output deal with Netflix and has so far released Project Power with titles like Three Musketeers, Blue Thunder, and Mimi from Rio reportedly in the stages of development.

A Picture from the original Captains Courageous
Image Source – TV Tropes 

Matthew Sand, who is also known for Deepwater Horizon, is attached to the project as he is one of the writers. He tweeted in the month of May of the year 2018 to say that he was working on a project with the streaming giant, Netflix, attached as a hashtag. We are connecting the dots to think that was in relation to this project. T.S. Nowlin, who is better known for his work on the Maze Runner franchise, is also writing

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