Report: Dan Radcliffe Attached to Remake of “All Quiet on the Western Front”


Jun 22, 2010

Posted by EdwardTLC

There is a report online this evening from Variety, which notes that Harry Potter actor Dan Radcliffe, has been attatched to the remake of the war-time film, “All Quiet on the Western Front.” The paper is reporting that Mr. Radcliffe will be playing the lead role of Paul Baumer in the film, which garnered the Best Picture statue in 1930 at the Academy Awards. The report continues:

Producing duo Ian Stokell and Lesley Paterson wrote the script and will produce through their Sliding Down Rainbows Entertainment production shingle.

Says Stokell, “Daniel brings a vulnerability and innocence to Paul. When we realized how much he loved the script we were really excited because we know he can tap into the delicate balance between intensity and believability that is critical for this demanding role.”

Production on “All Quiet on the Western Front” is slated to being in the spring of 2012.
While this is indeed exciting news, Leaky is working to confirm the story with reps for Mr. Radcliffe and will bring you more info when we have it.

43 Responses to Report: Dan Radcliffe Attached to Remake of “All Quiet on the Western Front”

Avatar Imagefloridianhp says: i never really liked remakes but goodluck dan! love you.Avatar Imagefloridianhp says: first comment! :)Avatar ImageNumeroUnoFan says: dude i loved the orig. lets see what dan can bring to the tableAvatar Imageharrypotterfreak101 says: Remakes.....not really my style. I hate it that directors keep on remaking the movies. They did it to Karate Kid(but it would a be a lie to say it was horrible) and will proabably do it to Harry Potter in the next decade or so...Avatar Imageigo2pigfarts says: dan(:Avatar ImageLeahLuvsHarry says: Yay! It's awesome that they're going to keep on acting after HP!!!Avatar Imagekatherine102678 says: Congrats to Dan!Avatar ImageSmitch says: Awesome, Dan! He's not wasting any time. Hard worker. Avatar ImageJeannine says: AWESOME!!! So looking forward to seeing what Dan brings to this!! and that he is in something besides just a play,,which i'm glad..for him that he is in but will not get to see. If they hadn't remade the Maltese Falcon we wouldn't have had the GREAT film with was the second or third film of that story of The Wizard of OZ with Judy Garland that turned in the classic ....that was not the first time that film was made. I agree there are like The Godfather I and II that should not be remade ...but some stories can. And thank goodness people with talent don't stop doing Shakespear just because it has been done before.Avatar Imagemaimiaa says: yay for dan! :DAvatar Imagehallowman says: would people stop talking aobut hp remakes like theire inevitable NO ONE is going to make another 10 yr committment to remake anything there will nver be any hp remakes at least not for 100 years no one is going to commit 10 years to a remake Avatar Imagesueml says: What Jeannine said is true - there have been many classic remakes - The Wizard of Oz is just one example. The King and I is another - the first version wasn't a musical. All Quiet on the Western Front was also re-made in the 70's (but it was very 70's). 1978 Invasion of the Body Snatchers - a remake. Jeff Goldblum's The Fly - a remake. Even The Departed was a remake. 3:10 to Yuma, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The Thing, DeNiro's Cape Fear, Pacino's Scarface - all remakes! And the list goes on. Chances are - many of the movies you've seen are remakes and you probably don't even know it. Dan, by the way, seems perfect for this type of role.Avatar Imagesessionka says: Best of Luck Dan!!!!Avatar ImageHermione Elizabeth says: Congrats to Dan! I'm really excited to see what the actors will do now since HP is over with... :)Avatar ImageEvagirl says: Wow! That's very different from hp... go Dan!!Avatar Imagechanngalambeatrice says: Good luck, Dan!Avatar ImageHufflepuffKiwi says: Okay this is great for Dan! cant wait to see him in something fresh :D Also, HP remakes will never happen, and if they did, they could never match the originalsAvatar ImageFilmGirl27 says: Yay for Dan! :) Good luck! btw, on HP remakes, judging by the amount of money HP rakes in, they probably will happen, but not for about 50 years or so.Avatar ImageEmmaria says: wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwww good luck!!!!!!!!!!!!Avatar ImageFleur-de- Lily says: Awesome, Dan!Avatar ImageLillylove says: I think Dan will do very well in this role. He was so amazing in "My Boy Jack."Avatar Imagegirlatty1 says: A very grim book though -- Dan will be excellent.Avatar ImageJeannine says: An amendment to the comment I made yesterday: I'm not so sure this is a re-make of a film as much as a re-adaptation of a book. I just wish Dan would do another film ..of some kind .. before he does the play HOW2$ next year.Avatar ImageHarry89 says: I'm glad he's getting work! Many of these child actors only work on the movie that made them stars and once they're done they fall off the face of the earth.Avatar ImageNess95 says: i never read the book, but if dan is playing i'll read itAvatar Imagejacket says: Good luck and congrats! I'm sure you'll do great!Avatar ImageGryffindor Cutie says: How wonderful for Dan! I knew he would have no trouble finding acting roles post Potter. We are going to see a lot of him for many, many years. I think Dan will be perfect for this role. I remember him from My Boy Jack. I remember watching that movie and the end was so sad, I remember crying and feeling so depressed. But on a good note, Dan did his job and did it brilliantly! He made his character believable and brought the movie to life. I wish him the very best with all his new projects! Avatar Imageznachki says: I remembered this film as a silent film. However, checking on it, I see that there was a silent and a non-silent version. Since it was made in 1930, a lot of theaters hadn't been converted for sound. As far as remakes go, this isn't a movie that most people have even seen, so I don't think that too many people will have a basis for comparison. Those who are students of film may, but it could be a very interesting discussion.Avatar Imagehalfbloodprincesss says: yay! i always love to see dan in films, he's pretty talented for only really playing Harry for the past 10 years, i know he's been in a few other things but still glad to see dan will still be getting roles :)Avatar Imagehewy says: He was wonderful in "My Boy Jack" maybe that is why the script was offered to him. He is an excellent actor and his range is improving all the time. Consider the mega leap between Equis and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, abject drama to singing and comedy. Now there is a stretch and he will be wonderful. However they rewrite the script one would hope they stick to the period of the piece.Avatar ImageIloveDobby says: Congradulations to dan :DAvatar Imagejedisakora says: Oh cool. Definitely going to go see it when it gets to theaters. Avatar ImageWolfyWizard says: its great to see Dan work on new filmAvatar Imagerohit_albus severus says: Wow...that's good...hope that this remake also wins awards like the original one...all the best dan:-)Avatar Imagerohit_albus severus says: Wow...that's good...hope that this remake also wins awards like the original one...all the best dan:-)Avatar Imagerohit_albus severus says: Wow...that's good...hope that this remake also wins awards like the original one...all the best dan:-)Avatar ImageethanHP says: I would hardly call this a remake, the movie was filmed 80 years ago!! In fact a lot of people were waiting for a readaptation of the book, so this is great. Dan is perfect for the role, just like the producers explained. It'll be interesting to watch a movie that shows the German side of WWI, they always show the other front's stories.Avatar ImageSlytherin Boy 2010 says: Good Luck Dan!Avatar ImageNicoleC76 says: We all agree that for the most part remakes suck, but since I'm sure that a movie from the 30's is pretty much unknown by the movie going population, which is comprised of pre-teens to young adults giving the difference between its original popularity and its popularity at present of eight decades, I doubt that people will ever hold high standards based on the predecesor. Avatar Imagemagicmaniac says: great i want to see it im in with anything dan likesAvatar Imagecallicott3 says: Absolutely great! I've never been a big "fan" of "remakes"...but this could be good. And it will be even better, with a fine actor like Dan. Congratulations, Dan!Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: I am sure it will be good!Avatar ImageLeper says: @♫Sarita♫ [Roar]! This would be the third film of All Quiet on the Western Front that I know of, actually. Since it's based off a book I think it's okay, versus something original. It's interesting to see another take on Remarque's masterpiece. As a HUGE fan of All Quiet on the Western Front, I'd love to see Dan as Paul.

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