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.
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.