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Report: Dan Radcliffe Attached to Remake of "All Quiet on the Western Front"

Posted by: Edward
June 22, 2010, 07:23 PM

There is a report online this evening from Variety, which notes that Harry Potter actor Dan Radcliffe, has been attatched to the remake of the war-time film, "All Quiet on the Western Front."  The paper is reporting that Mr. Radcliffe will be playing the lead role of Paul Baumer in the film, which garnered the Best Picture statue in 1930 at the Academy Awards.  The report continues:

Producing duo Ian Stokell and Lesley Paterson wrote the script and will produce through their Sliding Down Rainbows Entertainment production shingle.
Says Stokell, "Daniel brings a vulnerability and innocence to Paul. When we realized how much he loved the script we were really excited because we know he can tap into the delicate balance between intensity and believability that is critical for this demanding role."
Production on "All Quiet on the Western Front" is slated to being in the spring of 2012.

While this is indeed exciting news, Leaky is working to confirm the story with reps for Mr. Radcliffe and will bring you more info when we have it.

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1980 Points

i never really liked remakes but goodluck dan! love you.

Posted by floridianhp*ROAR* on June 22, 2010, 07:25 PM report to moderator
1980 Points

first comment! :)

Posted by floridianhp*ROAR* on June 22, 2010, 07:26 PM report to moderator
3777 Points

dude i loved the orig. lets see what dan can bring to the table

Posted by ZachBlack [ROAR] on June 22, 2010, 07:35 PM report to moderator
1740 Points

Remakes…..not really my style. I hate it that directors keep on remaking the movies. They did it to Karate Kid(but it would a be a lie to say it was horrible) and will proabably do it to Harry Potter in the next decade or so…

294 Points


Posted by AlecsWeasley on June 22, 2010, 07:57 PM report to moderator
42 Points

Yay! It’s awesome that they’re going to keep on acting after HP!!!

Posted by LeahLuvsHarry on June 22, 2010, 08:02 PM report to moderator
4565 Points

Congrats to Dan!

Posted by Ron&Hermione-4-ever [ROAR] on June 22, 2010, 08:27 PM report to moderator
4481 Points

Awesome, Dan! He’s not wasting any time. Hard worker.

Posted by Smitch on June 22, 2010, 08:47 PM report to moderator

So looking forward to seeing what Dan brings to this!!
and that he is in something besides just a play,,which i’m glad..for him that
he is in but will not get to see.

If they hadn’t remade the Maltese Falcon we wouldn’t have had the GREAT film with Bogey…it was the second or third film of that story of The Wizard of OZ with Judy Garland that turned in the classic ….that was not the first time that film was made.
I agree there are… like The Godfather I and II that should
not be remade …but some stories can.
And thank goodness people with talent don’t stop doing Shakespear
just because it has been done before.

Posted by Jeannine on June 22, 2010, 09:15 PM report to moderator
4151 Points

yay for dan! :D

Posted by mai {beatnik owl} on June 22, 2010, 10:38 PM report to moderator
127 Points

would people stop talking aobut hp remakes like theire inevitable NO ONE is going to make another 10 yr committment to remake anything there will nver be any hp remakes at least not for 100 years no one is going to commit 10 years to a remake

Posted by hallowman on June 22, 2010, 11:36 PM report to moderator

What Jeannine said is true – there have been many classic remakes – The Wizard of Oz is just one example. The King and I is another – the first version wasn’t a musical. All Quiet on the Western Front was also re-made in the 70’s (but it was very 70’s). 1978 Invasion of the Body Snatchers – a remake. Jeff Goldblum’s The Fly – a remake. Even The Departed was a remake. 3:10 to Yuma, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The Thing, DeNiro’s Cape Fear, Pacino’s Scarface – all remakes! And the list goes on. Chances are – many of the movies you’ve seen are remakes and you probably don’t even know it. Dan, by the way, seems perfect for this type of role.

Posted by sueml on June 23, 2010, 12:33 AM report to moderator
926 Points

Best of Luck Dan!!!!

Posted by sessionka oom4 CW on June 23, 2010, 12:53 AM report to moderator
3271 Points

Congrats to Dan! I’m really excited to see what the actors will do now since HP is over with… :)

Posted by Half-Blood Princess66[ROAR!] on June 23, 2010, 01:05 AM report to moderator
679 Points

Wow! That’s very different from hp… go Dan!!

Posted by Evagirl on June 23, 2010, 01:44 AM report to moderator
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