Magazine article Screen International

Wolfgang Petersen Returns to Germany for Warner Bros Crime Caper

Magazine article Screen International

Wolfgang Petersen Returns to Germany for Warner Bros Crime Caper

Article excerpt

The as-yet-untitled co-production between Hellinger Doll Filmproduktion and Warner Bros. Pictures Germany is understood to be a remake of Petersen's 1976 TV crime caper Vier gegen die Bank.

The TV film, made for the ARD network, was itself based on Ralph Maloney's 1972 novel The Nixon Recession Caper about four members of an exclusive country club who decide to rob a bank to solve their money problems.

The new film is expected to star top German acting talent with Til Schweiger, Matthias Schweighofer, Michael 'Bully' Herbig and Jan Josef Liefers playing the leads.

It would mark Petersen's first film in the German language since the internationally feted Das Boot feature film and TV series from 1981.

The crime caper would also see the director make his first film in Germany since sci-fiEnemy Mine, which starred Dennis Quaid and was made at the Bavaria Film studios in Geiselgasteig in 1985.

The 2006 Warner Bros. production Poseidon was the last film where the 74-year-old was in the director's chair in a Hollywood career that has included The Perfect Storm, In The Line Of Fire and Air Force One.

Warner Bros. already has relationships with Schweiger, Schweighofer and Herbig as co-producer and distributor. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.