October 24, 2009

The Third Man Remake?

CHUD is reporting a rumor that Canal+ is shopping around a remake of the classic film The Third Man. The package comes with a script and two high profile actors attached. Although, there isn't a director involved. The original film focused on an American wrapped up in a fake murder case and a conspiracy in destroyed post-war Vienna.

The actors in question are Leonardo DiCaprio (Inception) and Tobey Maguire (Spider-Man 4). Which could have studios and distributors in a massive bidding war.

Screenwriter Steven Knight wrote the screenplay best known for Eastern Promises and Dirty Pretty Things. Knight has also wrote the screenplay for Emma's War an upcoming Tony Scott film. There are thoughts Knight's script could be set in Baghdad or another modern post-war zone city.

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