German studio Bavaria are planning a remake of Wolfgang Petersen’s Oscar-nominated 1981 submarine classic “Das Boot”.
Based on the novel by Lothar-Gunther Buchheim, the claustrophobic submarine drama starred Jurgen Prochnow, Herbert Gronemeyer and Klaus Wennemann. It became one of the most successful German films of all time, and scored six Oscar nominations.
Bavaria boss Christian Franckenstein told German trade magazine Blickpunkt Film recently that “Das Boot” is one of several properties from its rights library the company is looking to relaunch. Another was the 1965 low-tech sci-fi series “Raumschiff Orion”.