'Summer' director looking for 'Love'
Marc Webb in talks to helm remake of Danish thrillerMarc Webb is feeling the love.
The up-and-coming director of "(500) Days of Summer" is in negotiations to produce and direct "Just Another Love Story," the remake of the Danish thriller that's been set up Mandate Pictures.
Ole Bornedal directed the original, which broke out at the Sundance Film Festival in 2008. The film tells of a crime photographer who pretends to be the boyfriend of an amnesiac, only to face the wrath of the actual boyfriend when he finds out about the deception. James Mangold, Cathy Konrad and Nathan Kahane are exec producing. Nicole Brown is overseeing for Mandate.
The Gersh- and Anonymous Content-repped Webb has been a hot commodity since his tale of offbeat love broke out with $32 million in domestic boxoffice this summer. He has been in talks to helm a reboot of rock musical "Jesus Christ Superstar" for Marc Platt and Universal, and he signed an exclusive deal with Twentieth TV to direct a pilot in the coming season.
Webb, who first gained fame as a music-video director, also has signed on to develop the dystopian thriller "Age of Rage" at Searchlight.
Bornedal also directed an English-language remake of his own 1994 Danish thriller "Nightwatch" at Dimension.
Foreign-language remakes have come into vogue, with "Cache," "The Debt" and "Jar City" among those being given English-language redos.