Netflix revealed the first few images of director Edward Berger’s (Patrick Melrose, Jack) adaptation of All Quiet On The Western Front, which is currently set for release in 2022. The film takes its cues from author Erich Maria Remarque’s bestselling 1928 pacificist war novel of the same name, and marks the first German production based on the property following director/co-writer Lewis Milestone’s 1930 film, which fell to Nazi censorship and forced its director into Swiss exile.
One of the best-selling German novels of all time, Erich Maria Remarque’s poignant story follows three youngsters who voluntarily enlist in the German army. Full of excitement and patriotic fervor, the boys enthusiastically march into a war they believe in. But once on the Western Front, they discover the soul-destroying horror of war. Their preconceptions about the enemy and the rights and wrongs of the conflict crumble. On the countdown to Armistice, the novel’s protagonist must carry on fighting until the end, with no purpose other than to satisfy the top brass’s desire to end the war on a German offensive.Andreas Wiseman, Deadline
Starring are Felix Kammerer, Albrecht Schuch, Moritz Klaus, Aaron Hilmer, Edin Hasanovic, Daniel Brühl, Adrian Grünewald, Devid Striesow, Andreas Döhler, Sebastian Hülk, Alexander Schuster, Luc Feit, Michael Wittenborn, Michael Stange, André Marcon, Tobias Langhoff and Anton von Lucke u.v.a.. Malte Grunert is producing for Amusement Park Film, with a screenplay co-written with Berger, and writers Ian Stokell, Lesley Paterson, Edward Berger, and with James Friend serving as director of photography.
“This German world bestseller is able to convey the inhuman terror of war perhaps more impressively than any other literary work. For me, creating its first German film adaptation is one of the most exciting challenges of all.“Edward Berger, Netflix
“We are beyond proud that Edward Berger will bring this story with such a great cast to life again for Netflix“Sasha Bühler, Director International Film Netflix.