The Fallen Idol Remake Planned


Men in Black III producer Walter Parkes is planning to remake Carol Reed’s 1948 classic The Fallen Idol, according to Deadline London. The new version will move the story from London to present day India.

The original film, based on a story by Graham Greene (who one year later again worked with Reed on The Third Man) takes place in a French embassy and deals with a young diplomat’s son whose hero worship of the embassy’s butler, Baines, leads to complications when Baines is suspected of murder.

Parkes will remake the film with Studio Canal, the European rightsholders who recently also announced plans to remake of The Third Man.