Oct 16th
08:25 am
Producer Fredrik Wikstrom talks about Snabba Cash remake  
From moviezine via breakingfree.se, translation via Google with help from Sara at breakingfree.se:
It is long since we heard anything about the American remake, "Easy Money". What happens there?
There is a script on it, which I think is pretty good actually. The story set in New York and I think it works very well to do about an American story. It will not be made like a Stieg Larsson movie, this is really an American setting, American characters and everything. There is not a production decision on it yet and no director, so it is still being developed.

Is Zac Efron still involved?
Yes, he is still supposed to play the lead role as JW. His name is a draw there in the U.S. It is only he who is cast as yet.

So what are waiting for now?
That is a bit typical of Hollywood, that things end up in development, then you get to see, all of a sudden maybe the movie will be made very soon ... It depends on many things. You never know if it will be a movie until you stand on a shooting location, so it is uncertain as with everything in Hollywood. But I am quite sure that one day there will be an American remake. There's a big interest in doing a remake of "Snabba Cash". We now sold it to Warner Bros, and if they don't do the movie the movie rights will go back to "Tre Vänner". Then we'll find another way to do this remake. It will happen one day.
 
 
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annabelle83 on October 16th, 2011 02:44 pm (UTC)
I reamember reading Director John Woo(an import from Hong Kong who directed several big American movies like Broken Arrow, Face Off, and Mission Impossible 2, in case you don't know) complaining about how "it takes forever" to make a movie in Hollywood. He talked about how many meetings he had before he got a greenlight. So, I think it's normal to start filming several years after the first announcement.

I'm sure Zac took this into account when he started developing his own projects. For example, in Art of the Steal, (if I remember right) the protagonist is in late twenties in the beginning, and mid thirties in the end. When it actually goes into production Zac will be at the right age to play that role. :)

Anyway, once The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo becomes a huge hit in America, it will draw a lot of attention to swedish crime novels/films. I think Snabba Cash has good chance to become the first movie from Zac's production company.
Miranda gives everyone a chancemirandagirll on October 16th, 2011 03:18 pm (UTC)
Well, at least this is still in the works, and Zac is still attached.
Bee: Zac - GQ - In Car 1 (full)jeezbee on October 16th, 2011 03:41 pm (UTC)
That last answer sounds a bit like he expect the rights to revert back tbh. Overall, I think it's pretty much what we assumed... no director, no decision yet.

I hope that despite everything, the rights holders will grant a bit an extention... like give them one more year or so.
kleth on October 16th, 2011 05:11 pm (UTC)
Doesn't the two-year option expire in like April? Someone needs to get busy.

Hollywood is nuts. I don't understand studios that will engage in a bidding war to win a project because it's so hot, then dick around until the option expires (and meanwhile, letting the hot project cool off.)
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