Wen’s in ‘Kopps’ lockup

Pic originally directed, co-written by Sweden's Fares

Columbia Pictures has hired Phillip Wen to adapt Swedish pic “Kopps” as a vehicle for Adam Sandler to produce.

Wen, a story editor and writer on ABC skein “Spin City” for five seasons, recently sold “The Von Doozers” to Dimension Films for $500,000 against $1 million in April. He’s repped in the “Kopps” deal by Endeavor and Benderspink.

Produced by Sandler and Jack Giarraputo via thesp’s Happy Madison shingle, “Kopps” also is being produced by Amanda Klein and Michael Nash’s Primal Pictures, which brought pic to Happy Madison exec Tom McNulty.

Pic is the story of a small town that’s so crime-free the local police station is about to be closed. Desperate to save their jobs, two officers go on a crime spree in hopes of proving the station’s necessity.

Col optioned rights to pic from the original’s producer, Lars Jonsson, who was repped by Anonymous Content. Col co-prexy of production Doug Belgrad is overseeing for the studio.

Released in February, “Kopps” was directed and co-written by 25-year-old helmer Josef Fares.

More Film

  • Lebanese Prime Minister Steps In to

    Lebanese Prime Minister Steps In to Overrule Ban on 'The Post'

    Columbia Pictures has hired Phillip Wen to adapt Swedish pic “Kopps” as a vehicle for Adam Sandler to produce. Wen, a story editor and writer on ABC skein “Spin City” for five seasons, recently sold “The Von Doozers” to Dimension Films for $500,000 against $1 million in April. He’s repped in the “Kopps” deal by […]

  • Jessica Chastain, Octavia Spencer to Reunite

    Jessica Chastain, Octavia Spencer to Reunite for Holiday Comedy (EXCLUSIVE)

    Columbia Pictures has hired Phillip Wen to adapt Swedish pic “Kopps” as a vehicle for Adam Sandler to produce. Wen, a story editor and writer on ABC skein “Spin City” for five seasons, recently sold “The Von Doozers” to Dimension Films for $500,000 against $1 million in April. He’s repped in the “Kopps” deal by […]

  • Armie Hammer and Timothée ChalametVariety Studio

    Variety Studio at Sundance Sets Interviews With Top Festival Stars

    Columbia Pictures has hired Phillip Wen to adapt Swedish pic “Kopps” as a vehicle for Adam Sandler to produce. Wen, a story editor and writer on ABC skein “Spin City” for five seasons, recently sold “The Von Doozers” to Dimension Films for $500,000 against $1 million in April. He’s repped in the “Kopps” deal by […]

  • Sundance: Pulse, AI Film Launch Film

    Sundance: Pulse, AI Film Partner to Launch New Film Fund Backed by Len Blavatnik

    Columbia Pictures has hired Phillip Wen to adapt Swedish pic “Kopps” as a vehicle for Adam Sandler to produce. Wen, a story editor and writer on ABC skein “Spin City” for five seasons, recently sold “The Von Doozers” to Dimension Films for $500,000 against $1 million in April. He’s repped in the “Kopps” deal by […]

  • Sundance 2018 Preview Indie Film World

    Sundance: Changing of the Guard Opens Door for Forward-Thinking Players

    Columbia Pictures has hired Phillip Wen to adapt Swedish pic “Kopps” as a vehicle for Adam Sandler to produce. Wen, a story editor and writer on ABC skein “Spin City” for five seasons, recently sold “The Von Doozers” to Dimension Films for $500,000 against $1 million in April. He’s repped in the “Kopps” deal by […]

  • 10 Must See Film at Sundance

    10 Buzziest Films at Sundance Film Festival 2018

    Columbia Pictures has hired Phillip Wen to adapt Swedish pic “Kopps” as a vehicle for Adam Sandler to produce. Wen, a story editor and writer on ABC skein “Spin City” for five seasons, recently sold “The Von Doozers” to Dimension Films for $500,000 against $1 million in April. He’s repped in the “Kopps” deal by […]

  • Sundance Womens March

    Ethan Hawke on How He Survived 11 Sundance Fests: 'You Have to Be Strong and Humble'

    Columbia Pictures has hired Phillip Wen to adapt Swedish pic “Kopps” as a vehicle for Adam Sandler to produce. Wen, a story editor and writer on ABC skein “Spin City” for five seasons, recently sold “The Von Doozers” to Dimension Films for $500,000 against $1 million in April. He’s repped in the “Kopps” deal by […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content