Columbia Picks Up Rights to Dutch Thriller 'Taped'

An American remake of the foreign film is said to be in the works, with Chicago-based Red Wagon Productions also on board.

Columbia Pictures has picked up the rights to Taped, a Dutch thriller, and will develop an English-language remake. Douglas Wick and Lucy Fisher of Red Wagon will produce.

The Dutch film, which just opened in the Netherlands, centers on a young couple who, while vacationing in Buenos Aires to recapture their romance, inadvertently tapes the murder of an innocent man by a corrupt cop. The couple then are forced to find resources they didn't know they had to fight for their lives to escape, according to the studio.
No writer or filmmaker is attached.

The Dutch company behind the movie, NL Films, will receive exec producer credit on the remake.

Hannah Minghella and Jonathan Kadin will oversee the project for Columbia Pictures, and Rachel Shane and Andy Dahm will oversee for Red Wagon.

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