Just what we need, another version of the film Taps. Twentieth Century Fox is planning on remaking the 1981 military drama about cadets who try to stop the destruction of their academy.

The original film was particularly notable because it launched the film careers of Tom Cruise, Sean Penn, and Timothy Hutton. There is no word on who will star in this new version of the movie.

Frank E. Flowers, who last directed Haven, is set to write the screenplay. According to Variety, he may also direct the piece. Flowers stated that, "The political climate and the psyche of the country make it an exciting time to tell (this) story. When you are at war, kids are forced to make decisions normally reserved for adults, like fighting for your country and standing up for what you believe in."

There is no word on when film will begin shooting.

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