VIDEO – The director of trilogies Spider-Man and Evil Dead is in negotiations to adapt the film director French in Hollywood. The author Dennis Lehane ( Mystic River , Shutter Island ) is already associated with the project as writer.
A Prophet had caught the eye of Hollywood in 2010. Grand Jury Prize at Cannes last year, the film by Jacques Audiard was appointed to Oscar for best foreign film. Left without statuette, he had yet created the craze in the American film industry. To the point that remake project was born three years later, carried by Sony Pictures Entertainment and producer of Fast & amp; Furious , Neal H. Moritz.
So far no news of this adaptation of the film of Audiard, who has since won the Palme d’Or with Dheepan , in May. This may have generated renewed interest in the work of the filmmaker. The Deadline website unveiled on 22 January that the remake project is still ongoing. With a new weight in the balance. Sam Raimi, director of trilogies Spider-Man and Evil Dead is on the spot.
The filmmaker is negotiating with Sony Pictures Entertainment to bring itself the film on the screen. It would be accompanied in this task by writer Dennis Lehane, author of a handful of high value film works, such as Mystic River (later adapted by Clint Eastwood), Gone Baby Gone (echoed by Ben Affleck) and Shutter Island (shot by Martin Scorsese). The novelist has also already set foot in the television side as writer for the series The Wire and Boardwalk Empire .
If the Sam Raimi’s choice may seem surprising in view of his latest productions, the filmmaker has nonetheless flourished in various genres. His latest film, Oz the Great and Powerful , meanwhile back to 2013. It is hoped that the association between the director known for his superhero blockbuster and the producer of the series movies on an automotive universe while testosterone does not denature too Audiard’s film.
“Once someone has paid for copyright, it is not my responsibility”
Guardian , the French filmmaker said he was “not interested” to make himself the US remake of his film. And he will not put his nose in this new production: “I do not view the films as works of art untouchable. They are just products and commodities. I do not feel I possess. Once someone has paid for copyright, it is not my responsibility. ”
No shooting date has so far been advanced, nor the names of players were not suggested to replace Tahar Rahim and Niels Arestup. The first interpreted Malik El Djebena, the main character of A Prophet . Sentenced to six years in prisonn, this 19 year old fell under the control of a group of Corsican prisoners upon entering the prison.