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2nd spell for ‘Tell’

Fox 2000 eyes thriller redo via State Street

Remake fever continues to run high in Hollywood, with Fox 2000 Pictures picking up the remake rights to Korea’s “Tell Me Something,” based on the 1999 detective thriller of the same name helmed by Yoon-Hyun Chang.

Already attached to helm and produce, respectively, are George Tillman Jr. (“Men of Honor”) and Bob Teitel (“Barbershop”), under their State Street Prods. shingle. Duo respectively directed and produced both 2000’s “Men of Honor” and the 1997 urban drama “Soul Food” for Fox 2000.

They are also producing MGM’s sequel to “Barbershop,” currently in production with Kevin Sullivan at the helm.

Original pic was a “Seven”-esque thriller in which a killer depositing bags of his victims’ mixed-up body parts leaves cops with the gruesome task of reassembling victims piece by piece in an effort to discern a pattern to the killings and the identity of the killer.

Project was set up by Roy Lee and Doug Davison’s Vertigo shingle, which has also recently set up the Korean pic “A Tale of Two Sisters” at DreamWorks Pictures. They will likely exec produce “Tell Me.”

“Tell Me’s” development is being overseen by Fox 2000 topper Elizabeth Gabler and director of development Jack Leslie, who will ankle the studio in August to become a production exec at the Donners Co., the production shingle of helmer Richard Donner and Lauren Shuler Donner.

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