kirk douglas dead

He was Spartacus. And a military officer. And a boxer. And an icon of Hollywood history. Kirk Douglas, who left an indelible mark on Hollywood and cinematic history with his portrayal of chiseled, noble-browed heroes in Spartacus, The Bad and the Beautiful, and Champion, has died. He was 103.

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This story is almost bait for fans of John Frankenheimer, but in reality I’m reporting on it because there’s one good idea in here. And, frankly, I’m utterly mystified by the rest.

Peter Douglas, the son of Kirk Douglas, has chosen a new direction for his company Vincent Pictures: he’ll develop only remakes and sequels to films like Seven Days in May and Seconds. Yes, those are both John Frankenheimer films, but there’s a link here. The company is primarily acquiring rights to films that Kirk or Peter Douglas either acted in or produced. Read on for more possible projects. Read More »