Screenwriter Bryce Zabel, who wrote the THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE mini-series, compares and contrasts all three film versions of Paul Gallico’s novel. Among his observations:
All I can say about that is that it’s a good thing that the original
film, my mini-series take and the current feature only used it as a
springboard. It’s not that great and some things in it are just nuts.
Like one of the characters gets raped and feels bad, after the ship
capsizes, for the man who raped her. I’m not sure how that was
acceptable in 1969, but it sure is out of the mainstream in 2006.
UPDATE 5-15-06: The feature POSEIDON sunk at the boxoffice…and Bryce has some thoughts on that, too.