Saturday, February 15, 2020

DANIEL BRUHL TO STAR IN THE MOVIE ADAPTATION OF REMARQUE'S ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT WW1 NOVEL! SAM MENDES TO PRODUCE BEAUTIFUL RUINS ADAPTATION

ALL QUIET ON WESTERN FRONT
TO STAR DANIEL BRUHL
The movie will have $20 million budget
Two new adaptations for you today, starting with Erich Maria Remarque's legendary classic ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT which will be turned into a German language film directed by Edward Berger with Daniel Bruhl in the ensemble cast.
One of the most famous German novels of all time follows three youngsters who voluntarily enlist in the German army during WW1. Full of excitement and patriotic fervour, the boys enthusiastically march into a war they believe in. But once on the Western Front, they discover the soul destroying horror of war. Their preconceptions about the enemy and the rights and wrongs of the conflict crumble. On the countdown to Armistice, the novel’s protagonist must carry on fighting until the end, with no purpose other than to satisfy the top brass’s desire to end the war on a German offensive.

SAM MENDES TO ADAPT
THE BEAUTIFUL RUINS NOVEL
Sam Mendes will only produce the adaptation
Meanwhile, Sam Mendes who is currently scoring all kinds of awards with his own WW1 movie 1917 has chosen Jess Walter's book BEAUTIFUL RUINS as his next production,  but he will not direct it himself. As 'Deadline' reports, the book is set in an Italian seaside village off the Ligurian Sea in 1962. There a charming young man runs a hotel with no guests, until one day an American starlet, fresh from the set of Cleopatra, appears and captures his heart. Five decades later in Hollywood, a jaded assistant to a powerhouse producer gets caught up in the magic of his story, and takes it upon herself to find a happy ending.

9 comments:

  1. I'll have to read Beautiful Ruins. Sounds like a good beach read ♥

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    1. And I kinda wanna read the first one, I've only read just one of Remarque's books in my life.

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  2. I like Daniel Bruhl, but isn't he a bit long in the tooth for one of the young soldier's roles in that movie? I read the book many years ago and yes, it's a classic. As is the old 1930 black-and-white movie made of it with Lew Ayres.

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    1. No, he won't play one of the leads, the leads are being cast currently among the youngsters.

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    1. Although they are rarely better than the novels.

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  4. Both of these novels seem like a good read. I'm going to see if their are English audiobook versions now. I wonder if Beautiful Ruins is based on a true story..

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