Late last year Sony snatched up the remake rights to Benjamin Heisenberg‘s Austrian-German thriller The Robber. The film tells the real-life story of marathon runner Johann Rettenberger, who also had a little addiction of robbing banks. It was an official selection at the New York Film Festival and our own Raffi Asdourian reviewed it, which you can read here. The original, which cost less than $300,000 stars Andreas Lust, the lead of one of my favorite films of the last few years, Revanche.
As for the remake, the producer of Spider-Man 1-3 and the Marc Webb reboot, Laura Ziskin, will also produce here. There has been rumors of The Amazing Spider-Man star Andrew Garfield leading the film, but nothing has been confirmed. Check out the trailer for the original below via Apple.
A champion marathoner leads a double life as a serial bank robber, sprinting between fixes (and away from police cavalcades) as many as three times a day. Based on the real-life story of Austria’s most-wanted bank robber of the 1980s, Benjamin Heisenberg’s thriller is a lean, visceral study of pathological compulsion, featuring a riveting central performance by Andreas Lust (REVANCHE).
The Robber will hit limited theaters April 29th, 2011.
What do you think of the trailer? Do we need a remake?
As much as we’d love to believe certain myths, no filmmaker has simply waltzed into making a masterpiece without cutting their teeth beforehand. Jaws may have been the first modern blockbuster, but Spielberg had already created a terrifying beast with the mechanical semi-truck in a made-for-television film, Duel. Truffaut’s The 400 Blows remains among the [...]
Every week we dive into the cream of the crop when it comes to home releases, including Blu-ray and DVDs, as well as recommended deals of the week. If we were provided screener copies, we’ll have our own write-up, but if that’s not the case, one can find official descriptions from the distributors. Check out [...]
With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we believe it’s our duty to highlight the recent, recommended titles that have recently hit the interwebs. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of [...]
Since any New York City cinephile has a nearly suffocating wealth of theatrical options, we figured it’d be best to compile some of the more worthwhile repertory showings into one handy list. Displayed below are a few of the city’s most reliable theaters and links to screenings of their weekend offerings — films you’re not [...]