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Til Schweiger to remake his own action movie as his English language directing debut

Feb. 17, 2012by:

Til Schweiger and Luna SchweigerTil Schweiger played Hugo Stiglitz in Tarantino's INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS, a character that oozed so much coolness and aplomb that it's no wonder fans have expressed regret that he wasn't in the movie more.  Schweiger, a superstar in his native Germany, is currently filming a movie that he co-wrote, directs, and stars in called THE GUARDIANS (SCHUTZENGEL in German).  The movie's main role is played by Schweiger's daughter Luna, and "follows an orphan girl who witnesses a murder. Schweiger’s character Max Fischer takes on the task of protecting her until she can testify in court." 

The movie is set to release in Germany this September, and while there's no word whether it will make its way to American shores Warner Bros is already circling a remake which would be directed by Schweiger himself and shoot at the beginning of next year.  Schweiger has said he intends to recast all of the roles except for that of the orphan girl (who would be played by Luna Schweiger again), with an offer already being out to Billy Bob Thornton to play Max Fischer's friend.  Hopefully there'll be a trailer for the original version of THE GUARDIANS that we can show you some time in the coming months.  

Schweiger last directed and starred in a romantic comedy called KOKOWAAH, which grossed about $43 million in Germany.  Not bad for a Basterd.

Extra Tidbit: I feel for whatever kid tries to date Luna Schweiger, because her dad is one scary dude. I'm sure he's really a nice guy, but... damn. Just, damn.

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12:32PM on 02/17/2012

I don't see a reason why this is a bad idea.

I see some negativity below me here but I thought he was really cool in Inglourious Basterds. Granted, it's the only thing I've seen him in. Nevertheless, I'll give this a go.
I see some negativity below me here but I thought he was really cool in Inglourious Basterds. Granted, it's the only thing I've seen him in. Nevertheless, I'll give this a go.
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10:55AM on 02/17/2012
Being also a german I can say that Till Schweiger is indeed considered a Douchebag by a lot of people in my country. But he is insanely succesfull as a director (mostly romantic comedies). His movies always have a strong hollywood feel to it, so this was to be expected.
Being also a german I can say that Till Schweiger is indeed considered a Douchebag by a lot of people in my country. But he is insanely succesfull as a director (mostly romantic comedies). His movies always have a strong hollywood feel to it, so this was to be expected.
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11:43AM on 02/17/2012
Romantic comedies? He has that look of doing action film to me.
Romantic comedies? He has that look of doing action film to me.
11:54AM on 02/17/2012
Oh he wants to. So badly in fact that he even took the lead role in Uwe Boll's Far Cry ^^
Oh he wants to. So badly in fact that he even took the lead role in Uwe Boll's Far Cry ^^
9:40AM on 02/17/2012

Apologies

Speaking on account of all my fellow German cineasts I want to apologize to the movie world for not being able to contain the acting-atrocity that is called Till Schweiger within the borders of our country. We know how painful this is going to be and are deeply sorry to let that happen to you too.
Speaking on account of all my fellow German cineasts I want to apologize to the movie world for not being able to contain the acting-atrocity that is called Till Schweiger within the borders of our country. We know how painful this is going to be and are deeply sorry to let that happen to you too.
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10:09AM on 02/17/2012
That bad, huh? To your mind, is he any better as a director?
That bad, huh? To your mind, is he any better as a director?
11:16AM on 02/17/2012
That is a bit harder to tell, because by now he hasn't done a real thriller. He directed 6 movies so far. Four of those where the kind of whimsical and sometimes melodramatic romantic comedies that makes guys cringe and consider if the girl that dragged them in there is worth it all. His directing debut I don't know and the only thing that is not a romcom is a terrible Seltzer/Friedberg style comedy full of flat stereotype jokes and cheap production values.
Can he do better with a thriller
That is a bit harder to tell, because by now he hasn't done a real thriller. He directed 6 movies so far. Four of those where the kind of whimsical and sometimes melodramatic romantic comedies that makes guys cringe and consider if the girl that dragged them in there is worth it all. His directing debut I don't know and the only thing that is not a romcom is a terrible Seltzer/Friedberg style comedy full of flat stereotype jokes and cheap production values.
Can he do better with a thriller and having a solid budget? I highly doubt it, but I don't know.
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