Iraq War Remake To Feature Similar Storyline, Better Special Effects


Washington Studios has announced plans to dust off perennial favourite ‘Iraq War’ for a 2014 remake that it says will revisit many of the popular themes from the 1990 and 2003 versions.

Producer Barack Obama said there would be plenty of twists and turns in the big budget revamp. “We actually don’t know ourselves how this one’s going to end yet! But that’s half of the fun of making these things”.

The 2003 Iraq War – about the quest for hidden ‘Weapons of Mass Destruction’ – was widely criticised for its length, clocking in at almost ten years. But Obama says the new instalment will be much shorter. “At least that’s the thinking at this stage”.

Obama was tight-lipped on whether there would be a recreation of the iconic ‘Mission Accomplished’ scene, which appeared in the opening credits of the 2003 version. “It’s certainly one of my all-time favourite scenes. There’s been talk of a 2014 spin on that scene. But you’ll have to wait and see,” he said.

Australia has signed on as a co-producer of the new production, but will not be listed in the credits.

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  1. Tony

    September 13, 2014 at 12:29 pm

    The Australian PM is desperate to have a speaking part in this but is contractually obliged to do “Indiana Abbott and the Budget of Doom”.

    • Woofie

      September 14, 2014 at 8:38 pm

      I was looking for the “Like” button for this comment.. there bloody well should be one!! Both original Shovel post and Tony’s comment are priceless!!
      PS, But won’t Australia get mentioned in the credits at the very end – you know the ones which appear about 10 mins after everyone has left the theatre or turned off the video.. as assistant to the assistant make up artist of Obama’s make up artist, or similar – similar to recognition we got in the US after that Vietnam movie which was a real box office flop 😉

    • DisposableMe

      September 26, 2014 at 9:22 am

      ‘Indiana Tones’, surely.

  2. HonestMike

    September 13, 2014 at 2:35 pm

    I can see the posters now:

    I was going to suggest Mark Wahlberg could appear or even star in this, but I think he’s deeply ensconced in research for his character in Ted 2.

    • LJ

      September 15, 2014 at 9:05 pm

      Classic, Honestmike. Takes the three-word slogan to new standards of brevity.

  3. Nettythe1st

    September 14, 2014 at 8:32 pm

    Will Abbott be advised of reviews? Or will he have to read them in the newspaper?

  4. Brian Harry

    September 16, 2014 at 7:10 am

    There was a photo of Tony Abbott sitting in the pilot’s seat of an Australian fighter plane, making the rounds on Facebook recently.
    Tony looked about as silly as that movie “Independence Day” where the President of the USA, flying a fighter jet, repelled an alien attack on America. We’re all being drowned in bullshit……………….

  5. Tim

    September 18, 2014 at 8:15 pm

    Well here we go again.

    Only this time I have a better idea.

    How about we load those C-17 cargo planes with porn. Lots and lots of porn. Canberra probably has several hundred tonnes of it warehoused! Carpet bomb ISIS with it. The fully crazy ones will explode or combust from moral outrage. The rest will disappear for several years of “quiet time”


  6. Emmjay

    September 21, 2014 at 6:05 pm

    Over at the Pig’s Arms they reported that Tony Abbott just beheaded Bill Shorten – metamucially , sorry, politically speaking of course.