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Assassination of Jesse James writer/director Andrew Dominik penning remake of Tell No One

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Andrew Dominik, the man behind the excellent films CHOPPER and THE ASSASSINATION OF JESSE JAMES BY THE COWARD ROBERT FORD, has written a draft for the remake of the 2006 French film TELL NO ONE, itself an adaptation of Harlan Coben's international bestselling book.

LA Times' 24 Frames reports that Dominik has reworked "the story of a doctor who, after believing his wife has been murdered years before (and in fact after being named as a suspect in the case), begins getting mysterious messages suggesting she may still be alive."

Dominik, however, is not attached to direct. He is currently in pre-production on BLONDE - the Marilyn Monroe biopic starring Naomi Watts as the iconic female - which the filmmaker wrote and will direct as his next film.

The 2006 TELL NO ONE, from filmmaker Guillaume Canet, was a big European hit upon its release and made $6 million here in the States on a very minimal number of screens, even making many critics' end-of-the-year lists. It's definitely worth a look.
Extra Tidbit: First LET THE RIGHT ONE IN/LET ME IN, then THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO, and now this? While I love Fincher and really dig Dominik, and am optimistic for their respective films (I'm indifferent to Matt Reeves), can we nevertheless stop it with the remakes of good international films that aren't even that old (or just remakes period)?

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1:03PM on 08/12/2010
Well there's the no chance now to stop the remake train. So here's hoping they don't shit all over the original.
Well there's the no chance now to stop the remake train. So here's hoping they don't shit all over the original.
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3:34PM on 08/11/2010
Another pointless remake. Yay.
Another pointless remake. Yay.
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12:58PM on 08/11/2010
The Assassination of Jesse James is a great, great movie. Truly a shame it didn't get recognition when it was out because it was one of the best movies I have ever seen. I think this remake has a good chance of being good. For the Doctor, I would DEFINITELY cast Clive Owen. I could see him owning this.
The Assassination of Jesse James is a great, great movie. Truly a shame it didn't get recognition when it was out because it was one of the best movies I have ever seen. I think this remake has a good chance of being good. For the Doctor, I would DEFINITELY cast Clive Owen. I could see him owning this.
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11:40AM on 08/11/2010
helluva movie
helluva movie
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10:49AM on 08/11/2010
Agreed. While I'm very much looking forward to the aforementioned 3 remakes, directors as talented as Reeves and especially Dominik and Fincher should really be making original works.
Agreed. While I'm very much looking forward to the aforementioned 3 remakes, directors as talented as Reeves and especially Dominik and Fincher should really be making original works.
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8:44AM on 08/11/2010
In regards to the extra tidbit, I think you address this point right in the write-up. Since these films didn't do well in North America, the studios obviously want to cash in on their internal success with an arguably larger movie-going audience. I don't like it, but from a fiscal point of view, it's in their interest to do so. From an artistic point, it's just lazy.
In regards to the extra tidbit, I think you address this point right in the write-up. Since these films didn't do well in North America, the studios obviously want to cash in on their internal success with an arguably larger movie-going audience. I don't like it, but from a fiscal point of view, it's in their interest to do so. From an artistic point, it's just lazy.
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8:33AM on 08/11/2010
Harlan Coben is one of the most entertaining thriller authors out there right now. i'm glad to see one of his novels hitting the big screen and hope it opens the door for more.
Harlan Coben is one of the most entertaining thriller authors out there right now. i'm glad to see one of his novels hitting the big screen and hope it opens the door for more.
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7:52AM on 08/11/2010
I love Dominik, truly think Chopper and Assassination are remarkable pictures and i'm looking forward to Blonde (he does have an attachment to the idea of celebrity doesn't he?) but i'm not exactly exited about this. I really enjoyed Tell No One... i never see the point in remakes to films only a few years old.
I love Dominik, truly think Chopper and Assassination are remarkable pictures and i'm looking forward to Blonde (he does have an attachment to the idea of celebrity doesn't he?) but i'm not exactly exited about this. I really enjoyed Tell No One... i never see the point in remakes to films only a few years old.
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