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Sony remaking DER RAUBER

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
December 23rd, 2010

Apparently Sony is looking to jump back in the world of remaking foreign thrillers.

The studio is currently in the midst of backing David Fincher’s English language take on THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO, and now, according to Variety, the studio is set to back a remake of the Austrian/German produced film, DER RAUBER.

The film was directed by Benjamin Heisenberg, and was originally based off of a novel penned by Martin Brinz. It “tells the real-life story of marathon runner Johann Rettenberger, known as the ‘Pump-gun Ronnie’ who made a hobby of robbing banks.”

While I haven’t had a chance to see the original film, I do have quite a bit of hope for the film, as it seems like not only a compelling premise, but one that could really work given the right filmmaker. That said, I am again troubled by the sudden rush of remakes coming from the world of recently released foreign films. It’s a troubling trend, and one that hopefully will stop sometime soon.

What do you think?

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