Yes, a remake of The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared is coming.
The popular Swedish novel, and later film, is one of the biggest Swedish hits of the last decade. In fact, it’s the biggest selling film of the last decade and was nominated for an Academy Award for its makeup. Why it has to be remade seems to be unknown, but alas, we are getting one.
Will Ferrell will star and produce the remake alongside Adam McKay and Jessica Elbaum. The screenplay adaptation will be written by Jason George, who also works on the Netflix series Narcos.
The film stars one of Sweden’s best-known comedians, Robert Gustafsson, who plays Allan Karlsson. Allan escapes his retirement home and embarks on a road trip involving gangs of criminals, large sums of cash, and elephants. It’s kinda like a modern day Forrest Gump.
The creators of the Swedish movie version, Felix Herngren and Henrik Jansson-Schweizer, are executive producing.
What do you think of an American remake?