All Quiet on the Western Front remake

Another classic is getting updated. Roger Donaldson has signed on to helm a new version of All Quiet on the Western Front, the harrowing saga of a young German soldier fighting from the trenches during World War I. The director is coming off of another, albeit very different, tale of global conflict, the spy thriller The November Man.

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Seems that World War I is the new World War II, at least as far as movies are concerned. After years of movies and TV that exploited the backdrop of WWII (some to very good effect) we’re now starting to see a few high-profile films that go back to the more gruesome trench warfare of the first worldwide conflict. There’ Steven Spielberg‘s War Horse, which shoots in the fall, and now Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe is set to star in a new version of the classic novel All Quiet on the Western Front. Read More »