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Brian De Palma remaking Crime d'amour

LoveCrime.jpgBrian De Palma looks set to remake the French thriller Crime d'amour and set it in the UK, and his high praise of the original film has not only led me to start searching out the original, but also put this film on my watch list and it's only just been announced.

De Palma and thrillers are often cinematic gold, you can just slide through that list of titles and be bathed in a sea of excitement and unnerving plot turns, powerful scripts and performances, and films that will grab you out of your seat. I hark back to three films in particular, Dressed to Kill, Blow Out and Body Double.

Now Brian De Palma looks set to return to that kind of thriller from Dressed to Kill, and that's not me saying that, that's the man himself:

"Not since 'Dressed to Kill' have I had a chance to combine eroticism, suspense, mystery and murder into one spellbinding cinematic experience..."

See. That's De Palma himself talking through Variety and revealing what he thought of the original French film Crime d'amour or Love Crime.

The original comes from director Alain Corneau who co-wrote the film with Nathalie Carter. It stars the fantastic Kristin Scott Thomas and Ludivine Sagnier as two corporate executives whose feud becomes so personal that one is driven to murder the other.

There's not a lot else on it and it seems very hard to get hold of, and yet where I do find information on it there's a lot of positive things to be said for the film, and with those two leads and Corneau at the helm you have to think that it's going to be a powerful film.

Brian De Palma remaking it with a European funding model and placing it in Britain could produce something really strong as well, a powerful and compelling remake. I'm on board already.



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