Das Boot Gets a Reboot


According to the Independent, “[the] Classic German drama Das Boot – the unrelentingly claustrophobic epic from Wolfgang Petersen – is to get a follow-up in the form of a television miniseries.

If you haven’t watched the film since its release in 1981, perhaps it’s time for a refresh because Variety is reporting the series will pick up directly where it left off.

Written by Tony Saint and Johannes W. Betz, the series – produced by Bavaria Films for $28 million – will be comprised of eight episodes.

An adaptation of Lothar-Günther Buchheim’s novel The Boat, the WWII-set drama told the fictional story of men serving aboard a U-boat and was told largely through the viewpoint of German forces – a trait that will be continued in the series.”

Look for Das Boot 2 to surface some time in 2018.

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