Dimension grapples with remake of 'Size'
EmptyDimension Films is going sumo. The company has acquired English-language remake rights to the Israeli sumo-wrestling pic "A Matter of Size."
The film, which debuted last month at Tribeca, centers on an overweight Israeli restaurant employee who is turned on by his co-workers at a Japanese eatery to the world of sumo wrestling and discovers his weight can be to his advantage.
The dramedy was a breakout among attendees and media at the New York fest.
David Permut will produce the remake, with Steve Longi and Neil Cohen co-producing.
Erez Tadmor and Sharon Maymon co-directed the original; United Channel Movies controls the remake rights.
K5 International is repping international rights to the original at Cannes. (partialdiff)