Sony has announced they have acquired the English language rights to the Austrian-German film The Robber. The film, directed by Benjamin Heisenberg, was a hit earlier this year at the New York Film Festival. The movie was adapted from a novel by Martin Prinz about Johann Rettenberger.
Johann Rettenberger was an Austrian marathon runner. However, to add a little thrill to his life, he also did a little moonlighting; robbing banks in his spare time. Now Sony will be remaking this film chronicling the career of the famous bank robber.