“Forgotten Hollywood”- Das Boot Re-Boot…

Posted on June 26, 2016 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

Das_boot_ver1   Thirty-five years after the massively successful World War II classic Das Boot, or The Boat, which chronicled the brutal life aboard a German U-boat, plans are underway for a sequel. The DPA news agency reported that pay-television channel Sky and Bavaria Film have announced they will produce a German-language series of eight one-hour episodes that will pick up from the tragic end of the movie. The production has a budget of €25 million euros ($28 million), and should air in 2018. It will also be based upon the eponymous novel by Lothar-Guenther Buchheim.

   The original 1981 film, which was nominated for six Oscars, was directed by Wolfgang Petersen, and starred Juergen Prochnow and Herbert Groenemeyer. Its high production cost ranks it among the most expensive films in the history of German cinema. In late 2007, there was an exhibition about the film Das Boot, as well as about the real U-96, at the House of German History in Bonn. Over 100,000 people visited the exhibition during its four-month run.

   Details on the director and cast for the series have not been announced.

jost   Meanwhile, a German court has granted Jost Vacano (right) more than $500,000 for his contributions on the anti-war movieThe Munich body ruled this week in favor of the Oscar-nominated cinematographer by ordering Bavaria Film, WDR, and Eurovideo to pay Vacano €475,000 euros, along with a 2.25% share in the motion picture’s future earnings. Vacano successfully argued that he should be better compensated after the film’s success.

   The 82-year-old cinematographer was initially given $200,000 for his work on the film, but he was cut out of future profits. Despite winning in court, his compensation only covers earnings from 2002 to 2014, as previous copyright law does not account for the more than $100 million Das Boot generated worldwide.

   Vacano has also worked on RoboCop, Total Recall, and Starship Troopers.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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