FilmSharks’ The Remake Company Sells To Italy, India, Israel

FilmSharks’ The Remake Company Sells To Italy, India, Israel

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Buenos Aires-based FilmSharks subsidiary The Remake Company has signed a remake deal with Italy’s Marco Belardi and his new label Bamboo Prod. for Ariel Winograd’s latest film “Today We Fix the World” (“Hoy se Arregla el Mundo”).

Produced by powerhouse grind Patagonik, the family drama was picked up by Netflix for several key territories following its theatrical release by Disney’s Star early this year.

Mexico-based BH5 has also acquired the remake rights and is about to produce the version while talks are underway with Korean and French companies, said Guido Rud, FilmSharks founder and CEO. Winograd is already a known amount in Italy. His last film “Ten Days Without Mom” ​​topped the box office in Italy when it was released.

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In the drama series Leonardo Sbaraglia from “Wild Tales” and “Pain and Glory”, he finds out that he is not the biological father of the nine-year-old boy at home. After the boy’s mother dies, he helps him find his real father, but some pitfalls lie ahead.

In another development, The Remake Company signed an Indian remake rights deal with Indian-American producer Shyam Madiraju of Germ to create “Widows” (“Viudas”) by Marcos Carnevale, director of hits such as “Inseparables” and “Elsa & Fred”, to dramatize. ”

Madiraju produced and directed Jennifer Aniston’s Sundance hit drama “Cake” and has offices in India and the US in association with Dr. Munish Batra. French, Japanese and Korean remake rights talks with “Widows” are now underway.

In ‘Widows’, a widow (played by Graciela Borges) finds in the pregnant mistress of her late husband (Valeria Bertuccelli) the child she could never bear.

“The remake market remains very active, but people are demanding more radically innovative and high-quality concept story ideas that break through the mold,” Rud noted.

The Remake Company also holds the remake rights to dark horror comedies “Rabies” and “Big Bad Wolves” from Israeli filmmakers Aharon Keshales (“South of Heaven”) and Navot Papushado (“Gunpowder Milkshake”), produced by Israel’s leading production company, UCM movies.

The most popular genres for remakes are comedies, social parodies like “Parasite” and “Nosotros los Nobles,” horror and thrillers with twists and turns,” Rud said.

Praised by Quentin Tarantino, the Sitges and Fantasia winner “Big Bad Wolves” revolves around the brutal murder of a little girl. The suspect has avoided arrest for lack of evidence, so her father and an officer decide to investigate on their own… until they cross paths.

“Rabies” turns on two siblings who have run away from home. When the sister is ambushed by a psychopath, her brother races against time to save her. It is described as a silly kids-in-the-woods story with a wry twist.

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