EuropaCorp is partnering with the global entertainment studio All Nippon Entertainment Works, Nippon Television, and Depth of Field to develop, finance and produce an English version of the Japanese spy thriller Shield of Straw. The Takashi Miike-diretced original was nominated for the Palme d’Or at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. Olympus Has Fallen scribes Creighton Rothenberger and Katrin Benedikt are attached to pen the script. No word on who will direct.
The Japanese film, titled Wara No Tate, tells the story of a team of five police officers charged with protecting an accused killer who has been marked for death by the billionaire grandfather of his latest victim. Nippon TV’s Naoaki Kitazima, producer of the original, will produce the remake along with Depth of Field’s Chris Weitz, Andrew Miano and Dan Balgoyen alongside Climan and EuropaCorp.
EuropaCorp’s upcoming film slate includes founder Luc Besson’s sci-fi epic Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets, starring Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne, and John Madden’s Miss Sloane, starring Jessica Chasten, out December 9.
Current All Nippon Entertainment Works projects in the works include Tiger & Bunny, which is being adapted by Ellen Shanman and produced with Imagine Entertainment and a live-action redo of TOEI Animation’s robot anime Gaiking, with producer Gale Ann Hurd’s Valhalla Entertainment.
Depth of Field, whose credits include Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist, Grandma, and Mozart In The Jungle, recently wrapped production on Judy Greer’s directorial debut pic A Happening Of Monumental Proportions.
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