News

Red Wagon to Translate Dutch Thriller Taped for Sony

Source:   Columbia Pictures
February 28, 2012


Columbia Pictures has acquired the rights to develop the Dutch thriller Taped into an English-language motion picture to be produced by Red Wagon Entertainment's Douglas Wick and Lucy Fisher, it was announced today by Hannah Minghella, president of production for Columbia Pictures.

In the Dutch film, a young couple, while vacationing in Buenos Aires to recapture their romance, inadvertently tapes 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.

Commenting on the announcement, Minghella said, "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."

Through Red Wagon, Wick and Fisher are currently producing The Great Gatsby, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, and Carey Mulligan, with Baz Luhrmann directing, and Wettest County, a prohibition-era gangster film directed by John Hillcoat and starring Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy, Jessica Chastain, Mia Wasikowska, Gary Oldman, and Guy Pearce.

NL Films, the Dutch production company behind Taped, will serve as an executive producer on the new production. The company is owned by Alain de Levita and Endemol. The original film was produced by De Levita and the negotiations were handled by NL producer Sytze van der Laan. Their TV series “Penoza” is currently being remade for American audiences by ABC.

Minghella and Jonathan Kadin will oversee the project for Columbia Pictures, and Rachel Shane and Andy Dahm will oversee for Red Wagon.

You can watch the Dutch trailer for the original film below:

Taped trailer - 23 februari in de bioscoop from Independent Films on Vimeo.



| 5 comments | Add a comment

From Around the Web

comments powered by Disqus
Latest Headlines:

Exclusive: The Poster for Universal and Legendary's As Above, So Below
Meg Ryan to Narrate CBS' How I Met Your Dad
Goosebumps Feature Film, Starring Jack Black, Starts Principal Photography
Felicity Jones Joins A Monster Calls, Liam Neeson Eyed
New The Smurfs Director Kelly Asbury Launches a Production Blog
New 60-Second Trailer for Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
Lionsgate Sets Mortdecai, Starring Johnny Depp, for February 6, 2015
Emily Blunt is Suited Up on Her Edge of Tomorrow Character Banner
SNL Sets Andrew Garfield, Charlize Theron and Andy Samberg to Host
The First Photos From Jurassic World Have Arrived!
Third Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants Film in the Works
Barbie Planned for a Live Action Feature Film
Anton Yelchin, Zooey Deschanel and More Head to The Driftless Area
Max Brooks' Extinction Parade Headed to TV From Legendary Entertainment
Watch Dogs: 8-Minute Multiplayer Walkthrough
Paramount and Skydance Start Filming Terminator Reboot
The Weekend Warrior: The Other Woman, Brick Mansions, The Quiet Ones
Amazon and HBO Sign Multi-Year Deal for Prime Instant Video

Follow ComingSoon.net on Twitter
MOST ACTIVE
From our partners