'Modern Family,' 'House' to Get Russian Remake
The local versions of the series will be made by the company that produced Golden Globe winner 'Leviathan.'
Russian company Non Stop Production on Tuesday announced that it will produce local remakes of U.S. television series Modern Family and House.
Headed by Alexander Rodnyansky, Non Stop produced Andrei Zvyagintsev's Leviathan, last year's Golden Globe winner in the best foreign language film category, and co-produced Fyodor Bondarchuk's Stalingrad, Russia's highest-grossing movie of 2013.
The Russian remakes of the TV series are currently in development, and no details regarding release dates have been revealed.
House was hugely popular in Russia several years ago, and its star, Hugh Laurie, played sold-out shows at the Kremlin Palace in the summer of 2013. However, the actor-musician later fell out of grace with Russian viewers when he called for boycotting Russian products to protest discrimination against gay people.
In 2010, a Russian TV series titled Doctor Tyrsa, which was loosely modeled on House, was aired, but it lasted only one season.
Among Non Stop's other upcoming projects is Zvyagintsev's new film, a family drama with the working title Nelyubov (No Love).