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Cannes: Fox International Productions to Remake Argentina Hits in Brazil (EXCLUSIVE)

FilmSharks inks a flurry of deals on Spanish-language comedy redo rights

Leading a flurry of film remake deals clinched by Buenos Aires’ sales company FilmSharks Intl. with powerful international players, Fox International Productions has snagged adaptation rights for Brazil to recent Argentine hit comedies “I Married A Dumbass” and “No Kids.”

Redo rights by Ariel Winograd’s “No Kids,” an Argentine-Spanish co-production toplining Maribel Verdú and Diego Peretti, have also been licensed to Lionsgate-owned Globalgate for Germany, in partnership with Tobis, and for Korea, teaming with Lotte.

In Germany and Turkey, Sony Pictures optioned film remake rights to Nicolás López’s Netflix-backed Chilean blockbuster “No Filter,” also in advanced discussions for India and China, said FilmSharks CEO Guido Rud.

Juan Taratuto’s “Dumbass” makeover deals in France, China and India are under negotiation too.

“Dumbass” and “No Kids” form part of the IP library of Disney-backed Patagonik Film Group, Argentina’s biggest film production house, which FilmSharks represents for the international redo market.

Adaptation rights by two more Patagonik-produced features, Winograd’s “That’s Not Cheating” and Diego Kaplan’s “Just Like Me,” were respectively acquired by Isaria Productions in Italy and Bossa Nova in Brazil. German, Turkish and Indian remakes of “Cheating” are red hot now.

According to Rud, for Germany and Turkey, two studios are locking paperwork on Mexican Gary Alazraki’s “The Noble Family,” Mexico’s second biggest all-time box office success. A Chinese version is under advanced talks.

Toplining Argentine film and TV star and producer Adrián Suar and Valeria Bertuccelli, “Dumbass” is written by Pablo Solarz and directed by Taratuto, the team behind “A Boyfriend for My Wife,” the No. 1 film in Argentina in 2008.

With “A Boyfriend,” FilmSharks discovered the international appetite for high-concept properties, emerging as a key seller of Spanish-language movies’ remake rights. Now, FilmSharks manages over 250 film titles for this market.

“Boyfriend” has sparked at least eight international territory remakes, including Korean smash hit “All About My Wife” and the Mexican makeover, “Busco novio para mi mujer,” which Lionsgate/Televisa joint venture Pantelion released February in the U.S..

“We understand how to serve local audiences worldwide with original content and new scripts. That’s how we developed a business model with key players to produce content worldwide either from remakes or original screenlays,” Rud said.

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