Dambusters (Film)

9/5/2006 David Frost will be executive producer, Peter Jackson will direct. Part of the controversy over the use of the word ”nigger” is being debated on the web. The original movie used the word as both the name of the squadron mascot and the operation. I doubt Jackson will use that word, as he faced some criticism for his treatment of blacks in both Lord of the Rings and King Kong.

12/9/2005 David Frost has purchased the rights to the story of the Dam Busters, the RAF‘s 617 squadron that flew high-tech missions against the Ruhr dams giving power to the Nazi factories. This BBC-TV production hasn’t been greenlighted yet, but should be very accurate, given that Frost is an internationally known journalist.

You can see the original 1944 version as part of this collection of English WWII movies: