Mandate Pictures Developing Two Remakes


Mandate Pictures has acquired remake rights to a pair of films from Danish helmer Ole Bornedal — The Substitute and this year’s Sundance buzz film Just Another Love Story.

The Substitute has been set up at Columbia and is being developed separately from the main Mandate slate, under Ghost House Pictures, the genre label Mandate runs in concert with Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert. Raimi and Tapert will produce and Josh Donen, Nathan Kahane, Bornedal and Michael Obel will executive produce. The film centers on a sixth-grade class and its substitute teacher who turns out to be an alien.

“Love Story” centers on a man who, after pretending to be the boyfriend of a woman who has amnesia, must elude the woman’s revenge-bent actual boyfriend.