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Warner Bros. Remaking The NeverEnding Story February 26, 2009 3:12 am

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Movies, News, Warner Brothers.
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neverendingstory-022609The Kennedy/Marshall Co. (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) and Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way company are currently in discussions with Warner Bros. to remake the 25-year-old franchise The NeverEnding Story.  The studio recently acquired the rights to the property clearing the way for the potential remake.

According to THR, the new film, which returns original producer Dieter Geissler, will examine the more nuanced details of the book the 1984 film was based on.  When released, the original film, directed by Wolfgang Peterson, grossed a then-respectable $20.2 million.  Its sequel, directed by George Miller, came out in 1990 and grossed $17.4 million.  A third film was released in 1996, but quickly went to video.