Akan Satayev's 'Strayed' to Get English-Language Remake
The Kazahkstani director is developing a reboot of his 2009 Russian-language version, with the working title "Lost."
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.