It hasn’t been 10 years since the release of Oliver Hirschbiegel‘s German film Das Experiment yet, but already a remake is on its way. Boy, does everyone love to remakes, no matter what the genre! Director Paul Scheuring will helm Adrien Brody, Forest Whitaker, Elijah Wood and Cam Gigandet in The Experiment starting next month in Iowa.
The original Das Experiment is based on the infamous Stanford Prison Experiment conducted in 1971. Check out more about the film below…
Das Experiment, directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel, centered on a group of ordinary men recruited to take on the roles of guards and prisoners as part of a research study and examined how the effects of assigned roles, power and control affected the participants. Brody will portray the de facto leader of the prisoners while Whitaker will play a guard who’s corrupted by the power he’s given.
Although we all may be fed up with so many remakes (let’s face it, they just aren’t as great) this one sounds pretty good. For one, the cast is strong; Adrien Brody is one of generations best performers and in this film he will “portray the de facto leader of the prisoners.” Sounds like an awesome role for him. Forest Whitaker and Elijah Wood, are also amazing as well and we all know have the ability to play up the crazy.
The thing that all three of these actors have in common, is that they always pick interesting projects with the potential to be amazing. It will be interesting to see them all on screen together in a project that has as much potential as this.
As for Scheuring, he’s spent most of his film career writing for “Prison Break” and the film A Man Apart so we know he knows about suspense.Will he be able to channel that into directing for the silver screen? We’ll find out!
Who thinks this sounds like a good remake?