The “…Wait. Where’s the war?” THE CAINE MUTINY COURT MARTIAL trailer.

Seriously, where is the war?

Both the movie and the book exist in the context of World War II, and the stresses that it provoked in American naval personnel. Queeg has a legitimate reason to be erratic, in both cases: ‘American naval officer’ was a highly dangerous and toll-taking job in the 1940s. I’m not really sure that a peacetime story can work, in this context.

Guess we’ll see.


:raised eyebrow: An updated CAINE MUTINY.

Sure. That’s gonna fly.

Jake Lacy, who is known for his roles on The Office and I’m Dying Up Here, as well as his Emmy-nominated role on The White Lotus, and the recent limited series A Friend of the Family, has signed on to star opposite Kiefer Sutherland in an updated version of the story The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial at Showtime. The movie will be based on the 1953 play by Herman Wouk, itself an adaptation of his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Caine Mutiny.

Apparently they’re gonna make up a war with Iran, or something. By the way, I am bringing this remake up solely as a reference point for y’all. I have a remarkable tolerance for reboots, remakes, and updates, as the most cursory examination of this site would show — but there are limits. Stripping one of Bogart’s better movies of all meaningful context and redoing it for no particular reason at all is just a little bit too much, for even me.