Magimel to travel ‘Crimson Rivers 2’

Dahan to helm action remake

PARIS — Hot French thesp Benoit Magimel will reprise Vincent Cassel’s role in the $25 million sequel “Crimson Rivers 2,” co-starring Jean Reno and penned by Luc Besson, producer Alain Goldman said Thursday.

Olivier Dahan (“Le petit poucet”) will helm. The first “Crimson Rivers,” directed by Mathieu Kassovitz, was one of French cinema’s more successful recent action pics, grossing $60 million worldwide.

“In China it was bigger than ‘Matrix,’ ” boasted Goldman. The plot of “Crimson Rivers 2: Angels of the Apocalypse” is “top secret,” the producer said.

“It is another thriller, a big action pic, and will feature the same characters in a new tale. Luc Besson has thought up an amazing story.”

Magimel, who played Isabelle Huppert’s pupil/lover in Michael Haneke’s “The Piano Teacher,” will play the headstrong young cop Max Kerkerian while Reno reprises his role as Commissaire Pierre Niemans.

Pic will start shooting in February in eastern France and Germany.

Goldman’s Legende Entreprises and StudioCanal will handle worldwide sales except Asia, which is being handled by Legende and Besson’s Europa Corp. Europa will distribute the film in France. StudioCanal became a stakeholder in Legende Entreprises last year.

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