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Producer Thomas Schuehly ("Alexander") has acquired the remake rights to Fritz Lang's "Metropolis" for an updated version of the 1927 silent sci-fi classic. Considered one of the most expensive films of its time, the movie is set in 2026 in a massive city-state characterized by its monumental skyscrapers and art-deco architecture. The film depicts the class struggle between the wealthy society of planners and thinkers, who live in luxury high above the Earth, and the workers, who live underground, toiling to sustain the lives of the privileged.