ALL QUIET ON WESTERN FRONT
TO STAR DANIEL BRUHL
|The movie will have $20 million budget|
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|