The iconic war movie All Quiet on the Western Front is ready to make a comeback on screen in 2018 and the talented director Roger Donaldson will direct the 2018 adaptation. The project is all set to start shooting from March in Europe.
It is said that Donaldson will work on a script by Lesley Paterson and Ian Stokell. They will co-produce the movie with Mike Weber, Ted Field and Michael Napoliello. Incidentally, the first adaptation of the Erich Maria Remarque’s novel had won Oscar for Best Picture and Director Lewis Milestone in 1930.
Both Donaldson and Field had reunited after two decades post ‘Cocktail’ for the movie. When Donaldson was asked about the movie, he stated that he feels a personal connection with the script as both his grandparents fought in World War I in 1914. Both the producers and the director aim to capture the drab reality and stark pains of trench warfare in this new adapatation.
It was recently announced that Travis Fimmel of Warcraft will be the lead of All Quiet on the Western Front. The Australian will be seen in the role of Captain Katczinsky in the timeless war saga. There is another piece of news doing the rounds; Mr. Harry Potter Daniel Radcliffe may also be seen in a pivotal role of Paul Baumer, young German soldier who is inspired to join the army by a teacher and faced a tough life on the battlefield. The role is definitely challenging and it is to be seen whether Daniel can successfully essay the role. Having Daniel on board is sort of a casting coup, but the story has to be reworked to make it relevant for the new audience.