Even though the Dutch thriller Taped literally just hit theaters last week in the Netherlands, Columbia Pictures has already acquired the rights to develop an English-language version to be produced by Red Wagon Entertainment’s Douglas Wick and Lucy Fisher. [Deadline]
The original follows a young couple vacationing in Buenos Aires in order to recapture their romance. They accidentally tape “the murder of an innocent man by a corrupt cop, forcing them to find resources they didn’t know they had to fight for their lives to escape.”After the president of production for Columbia Pictures, Hannah Minghella announced the news, she stated, “We’re huge fans of Taped — and believe that Doug and Lucy have just the right take on the material to adapt it for English speaking audiences.”
I’m not the biggest fan of America remaking every horror/thriller movie that comes out, but Wick and Fisher do have a pretty impressive line-up for 2012 — they’re currently producing two of our most-anticipated films of 2012; Baz Luhrmann‘s The Great Gatsby and the prohibition-era gangster film, Wettest County. The Dutch production company responsible for the original, NL Films, will also serve as an executive producer for the remake.
What do you think of America getting Taped?
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