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Sam Raimi may direct remake of French crime thriller A Prophet

01.25.2016

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Sam Raimi hasn't directed a feature film since 2013's OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL, but according to Variety, he is currently in talks with Sony to helm a remake of Jacques Audiard's Oscar-nominated French thriller A PROPHET. The script was adapted by Mystic River and Shutter Island author Dennis Lehane, and the studio's next task is to find someone to star in the planned film. Apparently Raimi and Sony hope to get the movie into production by mid-2016.

Here's a description of the original movie from Amazon:

A PROPHET details the gritty prison career of a nineteen-year-old Malik. Arriving at the jail, he is cornered by the leader of the ruling Corsican gang and forced to carry out a number of dangerous missions, including drug trafficking and brutal hits. Over time Malik is able to earn the gang leader's confidence and rise up the prison ranks, all while secretly devising his own plans.

In his 2010 review, Chris Bumbray said Audiard's film "just might be a modern crime masterpiece," and called it "a truly an incredible crime saga." Who would you like to see star in Sony's remake of A PROPHET?

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Source: Variety

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2:24PM on 01/25/2016
The Original such a good film highly recommendable I think people should check that out first and people will now.That is the positive of when they remake foreign films but most times they suck so I'm on the fence till at least i see a trailer,
The Original such a good film highly recommendable I think people should check that out first and people will now.That is the positive of when they remake foreign films but most times they suck so I'm on the fence till at least i see a trailer,
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11:46AM on 01/25/2016
Just give him back Spider-Man already. He shouldn't be remaking great movies. He should be making Spider-Man fun again.
Just give him back Spider-Man already. He shouldn't be remaking great movies. He should be making Spider-Man fun again.
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11:40AM on 01/25/2016
"A Prophet" is one of the great crime movies to come along in the last ten years. I wasn't aching to see it revisited, but the story is simple enough that it could lend itself effectively to multiple tellings a la Howard Hawks' "Scarface". The director of "A Simple Plan" is the Sam Raimi that a project like this requires. Dark and unrelenting.
"A Prophet" is one of the great crime movies to come along in the last ten years. I wasn't aching to see it revisited, but the story is simple enough that it could lend itself effectively to multiple tellings a la Howard Hawks' "Scarface". The director of "A Simple Plan" is the Sam Raimi that a project like this requires. Dark and unrelenting.
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10:56AM on 01/25/2016
No no no. "Un Prophete" is a fantastic movie that doesn't and shouldn't be remade, especially not by such a bad director.
No no no. "Un Prophete" is a fantastic movie that doesn't and shouldn't be remade, especially not by such a bad director.
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10:40AM on 01/25/2016
Thank God! Reading the headline I thought he's going to remake The FRENCH Connection.
Thank God! Reading the headline I thought he's going to remake The FRENCH Connection.
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11:30AM on 01/25/2016
After rereading I don't know how I could've read that, but you weren't the only one.
After rereading I don't know how I could've read that, but you weren't the only one.
11:35AM on 01/25/2016
Thanks, man. It's the word French that caught me off guard.
Thanks, man. It's the word French that caught me off guard.
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