Classic German drama Das Boot - the unrelentingly claustrophobic epic from Wolfgang Petersen - is to get a follow-up in the form of a television miniseries.
If you haven't watched the film since its release in 1981, perhaps it's time for a refresh because Variety is reporting the series will pick up directly where it left off.
Written by Tony Saint and Johannes W. Betz, the series - produced by Bavaria Films for $28 million - will be comprised of eight episodes.
An adaptation of Lothar-Günther Buchheim's novel The Boat, the WWII-set drama told the fictional story of men serving aboard a U-boat and was told largely through the viewpoint of German forces - a trait that will be continued in the series.
The Das Boot miniseries is expected to air on Sky channels across the world at an unannounced stage in 2018. It is unknown whether any of the film's original cast - including Jürgen Prochnow - or filmmaker Petersen will return in any capacity.
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