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Old 06-26-2015, 12:37 AM   #1
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Bavaria boss Christian Franckenstein told German trade magazine Blickpunkt Film that Das Boot is one of several properties from its rights library the company is looking to relaunch.

Based on the novel by Lothar-Gunther Buchheim, who was a war reporter stationed on an U-Boat during WWII, Das Boot is one of the most successful German films of all time. The film was nominated for six Oscars and launched Petersen's Hollywood career.
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Old 06-26-2015, 01:26 AM   #2
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Old 06-26-2015, 01:34 AM   #3
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I'm torn... I love Das boot. It's a classic. Yet with today's tech it may be a great remake!
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Old 06-26-2015, 01:35 AM   #4
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Ahem! already posted by Fenian http://www.subsim.com/radioroom/showthread.php?p=2324163#post2324163
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Old 06-26-2015, 01:43 AM   #5
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Well, we either get an even better adaptation of the novel, or we get a movie to ignore, and we'll still have the original. I have no problems at all with this
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Old 06-26-2015, 01:46 AM   #6
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Oh, and my own opinion: I love Das Boot, but I did have my complaints. This could be better. It could also be a lot worse.

Fingers crossed.
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Old 06-26-2015, 05:03 AM   #7
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This is great. I wish they would also make some new WWII pacific side movies about the silent service. One can wish at least.
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Old 06-26-2015, 07:10 AM   #8
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I'm torn... I love Das boot. It's a classic. Yet with today's tech it may be a great remake!
Same here. I really cannot see how they can match the original, though.

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This is great. I wish they would also make some new WWII pacific side movies about the silent service. One can wish at least.
Yes, there are a number of compelling Silent Service stories that would make fantastic films, if they resisted the urge to Hollywood them up too much.
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I don't really see the point of a remake. Except for a few dated special effects shots, and a couple points where the music is a little too synth-heavy, Das Boot holds up remarkably well. I can't imagine what good, in the words of one Mr. Harry S. Plinkett, HYPERCHARGING and ELECTRIFYING it for a modern audience would do. The original works because it's slow, heavy, claustrophobic, brooding, and so forth...hardly attributes that land butts in theater seats these days.
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I doubt they can outdo the original but if that were to be the case then I'd certainly like to see it.
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I don't really see the point of a remake. Except for a few dated special effects shots, and a couple points where the music is a little too synth-heavy, Das Boot holds up remarkably well. I can't imagine what good, in the words of one Mr. Harry S. Plinkett, HYPERCHARGING and ELECTRIFYING it for a modern audience would do. The original works because it's slow, heavy, claustrophobic, brooding, and so forth...hardly attributes that land butts in theater seats these days.
I would have to agree here. If the remake were better than the original, in SubSimmers view point, it would probably be a commercial flop. It may get critical acclaim for acting, writing etc. but it would still be avoided by todays movie going crowd. On the other hand if they make a 'Hollywood' version, complete with high profile actors it would be another 'U 571' with a heavy dose of 'Pearl Harbor' tossed in. Yikes.
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Old 06-26-2015, 11:03 AM   #12
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I´m waiting (for years) a new good film about U boats or Fleet Boats based in real history:

For U boats (and Kriegsmarine in general), I want a remake of "Sharks and little fish". Or a film about the capture of U505-in Chicago they have the real sub for a film.....

For Fleet Boats in PTO: a film about Mush Morton. Or Fluckey. Or Burlingame on the Silversides (also there is the real sub for the film).

But another "Das Boot"?

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Old 06-26-2015, 12:26 PM   #13
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Anyone here honestly think the long times between action (film 6hrs long of what really happened) would suit to days audience ?
They want an action packed blockbuster (loads of $$$) and not a story to remember all those brave men on both sides that fought in the Atlantic.
I say make a new sub movie and leave Das Boot alone, don't mess with an Epic
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Old 06-26-2015, 12:43 PM   #14
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Why? Does no one have any creativity anymore?

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I´m waiting (for years) a new good film about U boats or Fleet Boats based in real history:

For U boats (and Kriegsmarine in general), I want a remake of "Sharks and little fish". Or a film about the capture of U505-in Chicago they have the real sub for a film.....

For Fleet Boats in PTO: a film about Mush Morton. Or Fluckey. Or Burlingame on the Silversides (also there is the real sub for the film).

But another "Das Boot"?

Best regards.

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I don't really see the point of a remake.
Quick money thanks to abusing a good name and a solid PR campaign, leaving dissapointed fans behind and a movie no one wants to remember.
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