Akan Satayev's 'Strayed' to Get English-Language Remake

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TORONTO - Kazakhstani director
 Akan Satayev is developing a remake of his 2009 Russian-language mystery drama Strayed.

The English-language reboot, with the working title Lost, is slated for a fall 2014 shoot.

There's no word yet on casting.

Strayed was Kazakhstan's best foreign language film entry at the Academy Awards in 2010, and starred Andrey Merklikin and Tungyshbai Al-Tarazi as it portrayed a man searching for his lost wife and small son, only to come upon a old man and a young woman with secrets.

Satayev has just finished directing his latest movie, the $5 million theatrical feature Hacker, which is executive produced by Brillstein Entertainment Partners.

Hacker, which stars 
Callan
 McAuliffe, 
Daniel
 Eric Gold, Lorraine Nicholson 
and Clifton
 Collins Jr., is eyeing a fall 2014 release after a possible launch at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Lost and Hacker are produced by Sanzhar Sultanov's indie production shingle Know Rules Media.

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