Friday, September 19, 2008

Sam Rami Smells Something Rotten In Denmark

Mandate Pictures which has close ties Sam Rami and Rob Tapert will remake a pair of films from Danish helmer Ole Bornedal "The Substitute" and this year's Sundance buzz film "Just Another Love Story."

The Hollywood Reporter says that "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 exec produce. Andrea Giannetti is overseeing for Columbia.

"The Substitute" 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.

"Just Another Love Story" is a thriller about a man who pretends to be the boyfriend of a woman with amnesia – only to find that he must outrun and outwit her real, and very psychotic, boyfriend.