Report: Dan Radcliffe Attached to Remake of "All Quiet on the Western Front"
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.
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 films..ie… 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.
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.