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 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.

Comments (1)

  • Mary Kaye Shobe

    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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