Mimi Leder Helming “Western Front” Remake

Mimi Leder has signed on to direct a new film adaptation of Erich Maria Remarque’s classic WWI novel “All Quiet on the Western Front” says Risky Biz Blog.

The story explores the physical and emotional effects of trench warfare on a 19-year-old German soldier and his friends in uniform. Lesley Paterson and Ian Stokell wrote the screenplay and will produce,

The book was previously adapted into the 1930 Lewis Milestone directed feature which won a Best Picture Oscar. Shooting will begin sometime next year.