Universal to remake Mon Meilleur Ami

One of the best films I saw at TIFF last fall was Mon Meilleur Ami (2006). It was just released in France and hasn’t even played in North America but it’s reportedly going to be remade by Universal Studios (Brian Grazer to produce).

Monika Bartyzel of Cinematical sums up my feelings when she asks, “why on earth must Hollywood continue to re-make overseas films without giving them a chance here?”

Mon Meilleur Ami is a terrifci French film. Try to see the original if you can before it is remade with Ben Stiller and Jim Carrey or whoever Brian Grazer decides to cast. Hopefully an American version of this film never sees the light of day. My review of the film is here.

Thanks to James for the link to Cinematical — a great blog on the film industry.

Posted in Movies at 10:10 AM