Hollywood Remake Of Danish Classic ‘The Guilty’ With Jake Gyllenhaal Counteracts Original Content
Another Hollywood adaptation cum remake of Danish thriller ‘The Guilty‘ casts Jake Gyllenhaal as the main lead.
Jake Gyllenhaal Will Perform In The Remake Of Denmark Movie ‘The Guilty’
Bold Films, Jake Gyllenhaal and Riva Marker’s Nine Stories banner have gained the rights to remake this Denmark masterpiece “The Guilty,” with none other than the Nightcrawler, Jake Gyllenhaal.
The Most Acclaimed Foreign Language Movie Will Get A Hollywood Remake
The Denmark classic ‘The Guilty’ won the world cinema audience award at Sundance Film Festival 2018. Moreover, the National Board of Review placed the movie in the list of top five foreign language films of 2018. This Denmark’s foreign-language Oscar selection also stood for best screenwriter and best actor at the European Film Awards.
The plot revolves around a police officer. The officer for some reason is downgraded to table work at an emergency call centre. Here he receives a phone call from a kidnapped woman. The story pursues with the Police officer’s struggle to fight against his innate fiends as well as the outside evils.
Bold Films will finance the American version of The Guide remake. However, the original film’s co-writer/director Gustav Möller and producer Lina Flint will be the executive producers.
Actors And Producers Are Super Excited To Work For The Remake
Gyllenhaal and Marker commented recently,
“We saw ‘The Guilty’ at Sundance and were blown away. Möller’s film masterfully weaves tension into an acute character study and is exactly the kind of material that Nine Stories is excited to develop. We are honoured to be able to adapt it for American audiences alongside Bold Films.”
Besides, executive producer Lina Flint is super excited about this remake. Flint stated recently,
“We are super excited about this collaboration and we look very much forward to continue the amazing journey with ‘The Guilty,’”
Why Hollywood Is Spending Extra On Remakes?
The Guilty remake is another introduction to the swarm of Hollywood remakes. According to an observing post, over 96% of Hollywood films from the past 2 years were remakes or adaptation. So, why Hollywood neglects the original content or what drives the American entertainment industry to pick a remake.
The answer, however, is pretty simple. The average box office earnings for a sequel or remake in 2015 was more than $160 million comparing to the all movie collection which is less than $20 million. Perhaps, the risk of making a remake or adaptation against fresh content is much smaller
The Original Content Failed To Keep Up In The Market
Moreover, out of the 1,000 highest grossing films at the US box office 2005-14 releases counting the top 100 of each year, just 38.5% of movies were ‘truly original. It means these 35.8% films are neither an adaptation nor a sequel or remake.
In fact, the overwhelming success of Guardians of the Galaxy, Godzilla, Red Sparrow, Marry Poppins Thor, Spider-man, Cars, Beauty and the Beast and Star Wars lead the creators to focus more on existing content rather to overwork on a fresh story.