Wednesday, 30 October 2013

DENNIS LEHANE TO ADAPT A PROPHET FOR AMERICAN REMAKE


I'm not against remakes, since they're pretty much just the same as adaptations from other media, and anyway most original screenplays in film are derived from some cultural influence or another. Dennis Lehane hasn't written a film screenplay yet, though his novels have produced (and will continue to) a number of popular screen adaptations. Jacques Audiard's 2009 film A Prophet was nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar and won the Grand Prix du Jury at that year's Cannes Film Festival. Lehane will adapt that screenplay for the American remake, to be made at Sony.