EXCLUSIVE: Mark Palansky will direct Rememory from a script he developed with writer Mike Vukadinovich. The pair wrote the drama with Catherine O’Hara and Peter Dinklage in mind to star in the project, which revolves around a brilliant professor who mysteriously dies on the eve of releasing his life-changing invention. His wife, Carolyn (O’Hara), discovers the device, which records and plays memories. With an unlikely friend (Dinklage), she uses the invention to get to the bottom of the mystery. Palmer Productions’ Trevor Waterson will produce Rememory, which begins production in May in Toronto. O’Hara and Dinklage collaborated with Palansky in Penelope in 2006, debuting at the Toronto International Film Festival that year. Palansky and Vukadinovich are also developing Pete And Goat with Amanda Seyfried and Anton Yelchin as well as Cyborg, the re-imagining of popular Korean romantic drama titled I’m A Cyborg, But That’s OK directed by Park Chan-Wook. Vukadinovich’s The Three Misfortunes Of Geppetto appeared on the 2011 Blacklist and is in development at Fox.
Emmy nominated O’Hara (Temple Grandin) will next be seen in A.C.O.D. along with Amy Pohler and will voice the Tim Burton animated film, Frankenweenie. Dinklage recently won Golden Globe and Emmy Awards for his role in Game Of Thrones, which kicks off its second season Sunday on HBO. He’s represented by David Ginsberg at Insight management. ICM, which represents Palansky, Vukadinovich and O’Hara, is representing North American rights on Rememory. O’Hara is managed by Brillstein Entertainment Partners.