Remake of the Oscar-Nominated German Classic ‘Das Boot’ In Development

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Das Boot Still

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.

Let us know your thoughts on the decision to remake this German classic by leaving a comment below.


Source: Blickpunkt Film
Photo: Bavaria Film © 1981

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Stephen Fuchs
Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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