Monday, May 17, 2010

Producers Prep For "Combat!"

Producers Steven Jay Rubin, Steve Mitchell and Dana Walker continue to develop a $35 million feature version of "Combat!", the 1960's ABC TV series about an American infantry squad fighting in France:

Based on a screenplay Mitchell wrote, production is looking to start in Eastern Europe this fall through Jay Rubin's Fast Carrier Pictures.

Created by Robert Pirosh, the series aired for a solid five seasons on ABC TV, focusing on the soldiers of 'King Company' as they fight their way out of France.

Regular cast members included Rick Jason as '2nd Lt. Gil Hanley', Vic Morrow as 'Sgt. "Chip" Saunders', Jack Hogan as 'Pvt. William G. Kirby', Pierre Jalbert as 'Pfc. Paul "Caje" LeMay', Shecky Greene as 'Pvt. Braddock', Steven Rogers as '"Doc" Walton', Conlan Carter as 'Doc', and Dick Peabody as 'Pvt. "Littlejohn'.

continues to air in broadcast syndication throughout the US and 54 other countries.

"'WWII' is an 'evergreen' genre," said Rubin, who also plans to develop a video game to support the intended feature.

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