Columbia Pictures has hired Brian Nelson (“Hard Candy”) to write “Taped,” a remake of the Dutch thriller of the same name for “Lawless” producers Red Wagon, a representative for Red Wagon told TheWrap on Monday.
The studio acquired the rights to the film in February, shortly after it opened in the Netherlands. Red Wagon’s Lucy Fisher and Douglas Wick (pictured) are producing the remake. Rachel Shane is overseeing the production of "Taped." NL Films, the producers of the original feature, are serving as executive producers.
The story follows a couple that videotapes a murder by a bad cop while they are on holiday in Argentina. They become embroiled in the drama and end up fighting for their lives in order to escape.
The original film was directed by Diederik van Rooijen and starred Barry Atsmer and Susan Visser. Nelson’s other credits include “30 Days of Night” and “Devil.”
Red Wagon's “Lawless” hits theaters in the U.S. on Aug. 29.
Released in 2005, “Hard Candy” was nominated by the British Independent Film Awards for Best Foreign Film and won a slew of other prizes. The film tells the story of a teenage girl who raids the home of a man that she believes to be a pedophile with the intent of exposing him.