The Cannes-award winning Icelandic film Rams has been picked up by WestEnd Films to have its English-language remake in Australia.
The remake will be adapted by Australian screenwriter Jules Duncan and will shoot in Western Australia.
The original film is about two long-estranged brothers in a remote Icelandic valley who must reconcile in order to save their sheep.
This will be the first collaboration between WestEnd Films and Australia’s WBMC, who have announced a strategic partnership, which calls on the two companies to develop and produce new feature films and television projects. The deal will give WestEnd a first-look option to co-finance and sell projects from the WBMC slate as well as co-develop and co-produce new material while offering WBMC access to additional financing and international distribution for its projects.
While a remake of Rams would be fitting in outback Australia, is it really necessary to remake such a recent and amazing film?