CORSAN SETS DONALDSON TO DIRECT ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT
CORSAN SETS ROGER DONALDSON TO DIRECT THE REMAKE OF GREAT CLASSIC AND ACADEMY AWARD WINNING BEST PICTURE ‘ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT’
Monday May 18, 2015 – Cannes, France: Paul Breuls announced today in Cannes that Corsan has set Roger Donaldson to direct the remake of the great anti war film and Academy Award winning Best Picture All Quiet on the Western Front. Breuls and Corsan will produce and finance the film. The remake is based on the screenplay by Ian Stokell and Lesley Paterson of Sliding Down Rainbows Entertainment based on the classic novel by German War veteran Erich Maria Remarque. Corsan World Sales will handle international sales and begin to sell the film in Cannes. Paradigm will represent the film for domestic sales.
Universal’s All Quiet on the Western Front won Best Picture and Best Director (Lewis Milestone) at the 1930 Academy Awards. The anti war epic depicts the physical and mental stresses of 4 young soldiers during the last days of World War I.
Roger Donaldson’s most recent film is the Pierce Brosnan starrer The November Man. His other film credits include directing The Bank Job, starring Jason Statham; directing, writing, and producing The World’s Fastest Indian, starring Anthony Hopkins; directing The Recruit, starring Al Pacino and Colin Farrell; and directing Species, starring Ben Kingsley, Michael Madsen, Alfred Molina, and Forest Whitaker.
Paul Breuls: All Quiet on the Westers Front represents everything a film maker can dream of, a great epic story, based on real events out of the first great war, one of the true horrors of the history of mankind. It offers a canvas for total integrity and sincerity to the film makers involved. It is a true honour to team up with Roger Donaldson and present this film to a new generation of film viewers.