Columbia Pictures has acquired rights to develop the Dutch thriller “Taped” as an English-language pic to be produced by Red Wagon Entertainment’s Douglas Wick and Lucy Fisher.
Dutch film follows a young couple vacationing in Buenos Aires who inadvertently tape the murder of an innocent man by a corrupt cop, forcing them to fight for their lives to escape.
NL Films, the Dutch production company behind “Taped,” will exec produce the remake. Company is owned by Endemol and Alain de Levita, who produced the original film. Negotiations were handled by NL producer Sytze van der Laan.
“We’re huge fans of ‘Taped’ — and believe that Doug and Lucy have just the right take on the material to adapt it for English-speaking audiences,” said Columbia production prexy Hannah Minghella, who will oversee the project for the studio along with Jonathan Kadin.
Rachel Shane and Andy Dahm will oversee for Red Wagon, which recently produced John Hillcoat’s Prohibition-era gangster pic “Wettest County.” Shingle is currently producing Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of “The Great Gatsby,” starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire and Carey Mulligan.
ABC is currently remaking NL’s TV series “Penoza” for American auds.