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Stalked: Italian Job in India, King's 9/11 short story, new Wuthering Heights, Lau's Future X-Cops, Hardwicke's If I Stay

It's not just Hollywood that's up for remakes of classic films as an Indian film company is about to remake The Italian Job...

Stephen King's short story about 9/11, Things They Left Behind, is being made into a film...

Kirk Ellis is adapting the memoir about Ernest Hemingway, Papa Hemingway...

Peter Webber is to direct the new Wuthering Heights...

Chinese science fiction actioner Future X-Cops stars Andy Lau...

Catherine Hardwicke's If I Stay gains a scriptwriter...

The Italian Job is being optioned for a remake by an Indian film company and the Indian action directors Abbas and Mustan Burmawalla are set to direct. What's interesting from the story in The Hollywood Reporter is that this is a legitimate remake, and in India the film market has so often just remade films without legal sanction or recourse. Things are changing though, according to The Hollywood Reporter, as the Indian courts are getting busier with foreign studios.

Chris Columbus's 1492 Pictures and India's Reliance BIG Entertainment are working together to bring Stephen King's short story about survivors of the Twin Towers attack on September the 11th entitled Things They Left Behind (Amazom.co.uk / Amazon.com), according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Kirk Elllis is set to adapt the memoir of Ernest Himingway's by A.E. Hotchner called Papa Hemingway (Amazon.co.uk / Amazon.com), one of the three we've already heard of. The story is about the last fourteen years of his life and his friendship with Hotchner who, according to Variety, just agreed to sell the rights for the film.

Peter Webber has signed up to direct the new version of Wuthering Heights which stars Gemma Arterton and Ed Westwick as the two lovers. The Hollywood Reporter reminds us that it was to be Michael Fassbender and Gemma Arterton directed by John Maybury, but that deal passed everyone by.

Andy Lau is starring in Future X-Cops, a Chinese film directed by Wong Jing which tells the story of a policeman who travels back in time to stop a corporate conspiracy against a scientist who has created a new technology that could end the company's monopoly on the city's energy resources. The story comes from The Hollywood Reporter.

Shauna Cross is adapting Gayle Forman's novel If I Stay (Amazon.co.uk / Amazon.com) focused on a classical musician who has to chose between life and death when she's in a terrible car accident with her family. Catherine Hardwicke is still attached to direct the film according to Variety.



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