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Studio 8 is reteaming with Albert Hughes to tackle a remake of the acclaimed Spanish thriller The Fury of a Patient Man.
Hughes, the director of Studio 8’s upcoming prehistoric epic Alpha, will helm the remake, with Javier Gullon, who wrote Denis Villeneuve’s Enemy, penning the script.
Partners Andrew Rona and Alex Heineman of The Picture Company will produce the film alongside Peter Dealbert from Pacific View Management.
The movie centers around a quiet man who seeks revenge on the criminals who turned his life upside down after a violent robbery. The man enlists the help of a recently released convict who was part of the crime.
The original Patient Man was released in Spain in 2016 and won several Goya Awards, Spain’s version of the Oscar, including for best film, new director, supporting actor and original screenplay.
The plan is for the remake to be Hughes’ next movie, with a spring 2018 start.
Jon Silk will oversee for Studio 8.
Beatriz Bodegas, the producer of the original, will executive produce.
Hughes’ Alpha is serving as Studio 8’s first original film and the movie, the fictional story of the first team-up between man and dog, is set to be released on March 2, 2018. Hughes is also known for co-directing such pics as The Book of Eli and Menace II Society. He is repped by WME.
Gullon also wrote Aftermath, a revenge thriller that starred Arnold Schwarzenegger and was produced by Darren Aronofsky. He is currently developing a sci-fi TV series titled Glare for HBO and Bad Robot Productions. Gullon is repped by CAA, Dealbert and attorney Rob Szymanski of Eclipse Law.
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