Germany’s Bavaria Studios recently announced that they will be dipping into the back catalogue to recreate some of their classics, with the 1981 Oscar-nominated “Das Boot” being the first major remake.
“Das Boot”, directed by Wolfgang Petersen and starring Herbert Grönemeyer, Jurgen Prochnow and Klaus Wennemann went on to be one of the most successful German films in history, helping launch the careers of many involved.
The movie went on to receive six Oscar nominations, including one for best director, and was later re-released in a directors cut form in 1997 as well as a six-part miniseries for TV.
To this day, “Das Boot” remains one of the most accurate depictions of the intense life on a WWII U-Boat and the necessity for a remake will surely be debated. When the film will actually hit theaters though has been left unknown.
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Source: Blickpunkt Film
Photo: Bavaria Film © 1981