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#1 XC

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Posted 15 June 2007 - 08:25

SCI FI Wire | Swedish Horror Films To Get Remake

Director Mikael Håfström (1408) told SCI FI Wire that one of his well-known Swedish horror thrillers has been optioned to be remade with an American cast, as have a few of his other foreign films. But the Swedish helmer said that he has no interest in revisiting his own work.

In an interview, Håfström said his award-winning films, Strandvaskaren (The Drowning Ghost) and Ondskan (Evil) and his action comedy Kopps (Cops) will all eventually be made again by American studios.

"I don't think that there is anything that is different really about scaring an American audience or a Swedish audience, and I'm happy that Drowning Ghost and Evil, for example, have had a good reactions from American audiences," the director said. He previously directed Jennifer Aniston in Derailed, his first American film, and more recently John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson in the Stephen King horror story 1408, scheduled for release on June 22.

"I don't know if there's much that can be added to what I did, so I don't really want to do it again," Håfström added. "I know there are many studios in America that like to buy the remake rights to European and Japanese films and very few of them see the light of day. We'll see."

The Drowning Ghost (2004) tells the story of a brutal murder at a boarding school, where students start disappearing on the 100th anniversary of the unsolved crime.

Håfström's 2003 film Evil explored psychological cruelty (also at a boarding school) was nominated for best foreign-language film at the Academy Awards. Kopps deals with a small-town police station that may be closed because there is no crime, so the police create their own spate of criminal activity.

"Maybe in humor there is a difference in what cultures laugh at, but as a very general rule, what is scary works everywhere, and the cultural differences are not necessarily a problem," Håfström said. "If I make a film, I make it for me and not a specific audience in my little country or America."

Mja... Nu är väl Kopps inte skräck - men de andra lutar väl åt det hållet. :P

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Posted 15 June 2007 - 13:14

Kopps fattar jag inte hur de ska kunna göra en Amerikansk version och behålla grunden. Annars så ska det bli intresant att se resultatet. :)
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Posted 15 June 2007 - 13:36

Kopps är väl lite av en parodi på amerikanska polisfilmer va? (Har inte sett Kopps).

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Posted 15 June 2007 - 16:56

Kopps är innovativ action med udda kameravinklar med ett hjärta.

Jag gillade Strandvaskaren och ser med stor nyfikenhet hur den och Kopps blir i amerikansk tappning.
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Posted 15 June 2007 - 17:06

Kopps är typ parodi på hur en Amerikansk polisfilm hade sett ut om den utspelade sig i Sverige med Svenska poliser och anspelar på hur de är i Sverige. :P
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Posted 15 June 2007 - 23:03

Kopps är typ parodi på hur en Amerikansk polisfilm hade sett ut om den utspelade sig i Sverige med Svenska poliser och anspelar på hur de är i Sverige. :P

Ja det var en bra beskrivning. Tror t.o.m att Josef Fares själv beskrev den ungefär så.

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Posted 16 June 2007 - 00:04

Det stämmer, men det är också att undervärdera filmen tycker jag. :)
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