Gary Goetzman, executive producer of the HBO legend Band of Brothers, gave a surprising response to the possibility of a remake.
Spielberg and Hank collaborate
Produced by director Steven Spielberg and veteran actor Tom Hanks, who worked together on the Oscar-winning masterpiece Saving Private Ryan, the 2001 miniseries was based on the experiences of Easy Company soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division of the US Army during World War II.
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The finale of the 10-part series, based on historian Stephen Ambrose’s 1992 novel of the same name, was broadcast on November 4, 2001.
The critically acclaimed Team of Brothers won an Emmy and Golden Globe for Best Miniseries.
In a recent interview with the Hollywood Reporter, series executive producer Goetzman was asked about the possibility of a remake of Team Brothers. The 71-year-old producer gave a surprising answer.
“That would be good.”
Stating that they will probably focus on making movies from now on, the American executive producer said that he “wouldn’t mind” the series being remade by a “young director with a great approach”.
“I’m sure there’s someone out there who will do it,” the American producer said:
We’ll probably just make a movie. If a young filmmaker brings a great approach to it… That would be good.
Team Brothers continues to be widely acclaimed today for its gripping and in-depth examination of the brutal realities of war and for shedding light on the enormous sacrifices made by the countless ordinary people who participated.
Ranked 4th among the best
The miniseries, which was showered with awards at the time of its release, became a benchmark among World War II-themed productions.
Considered one of the most successful TV series of all time, Team of Brothers ranks 4th on IMDb’s list of the best television productions voted by users with a score of 9.4 out of 10.
Hollywood Reporter, ScreenRant