Legendary German director Wolfgang Petersen appears to be about to shoot his first film in Germany for three decades. His next project is said to be a remake of Petersen’s 1976 telemovie crime caper “Vier gegen die Bank”.
This will be an adaptation of Ralph Maloney’s 1972 book “The Nixon Recession Caper,” where the plot sees four members of an exclusive country club who decide to rob a bank to solve their money problems. Til Schweiger, Matthias Schweighofer, Michael ‘Bully’ Herbig and Jan Josef Liefers are said to be in talks to play the leads in the new film.
The project marks Petersen’s first German Language film since 1981’s cinematic classic “Das Boot,” his first film in Germany since the Dennis Quaid-led 1985 sci-fi feature “Enemy Mine,” and his first film in almost a decade following 2006’s “Poseidon”.