RAMS to be remade in Australia

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?

Read more at Variety



Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.

  1. Mary Kaye Shobe says:

    While the partnership sounds promising, someone remind me why the recent Icelandic film must be remade in Australia. I am probably looking at this too simplistically, but isn’t it more cost effective to insert English subtitles to the original? Oh…right … that has already been done. I know, because I watched it!
    I would prefer watching a new, creative film I have never seen instead of a remake, but that’s just me!?

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