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Susanne Bier, Anders Thomas Jensen remaking Lucas Belvaux’s RAPT (2009)

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Director/Writer Susanne Bier is remaking Lucas Belvaux‘s 2009 Rapt. With writer Anders Thomas Jensen assisting in penning the remake, their film follows the same storyline of Belvauz’s film. Rapt‘s plot synopsis: “Inspired by a true story, Rapt follows a corporate chairman who is held for ransom by a group of highly organized criminals while family, the corporation and the police are pitted against each other.” Rapt‘s hostage aspect seems to have shades of The Disappearance of Alice Creed and Inside Man to it. “Patrick Milling Smith, John Hart (Revolutionary Road) and Greg Shapiro (The Hurt Locker) are producing with Brian Carmody exec producing for Smuggler”. When questioned about the film, Patrick Milling Smith expounded about what the central issues are with the film.

Milling Smith tells me: “The underlying story is definitely a high stakes thriller but at its core it is about human struggle. We have a real character drama in this story with people fighting for survival while seeing their finely balanced worlds thrown into chaos. Susanne has shown in her very special films the delicate hand she has in bringing out the truth and humanity in the most challenging of situations.”

The original Rapt is already available on DVD and Lorber Films will release the original Rapt on July 6, 2011 at NY’s Film Forum. What do you think of a Rapt remake? Have you seen the original film?

Source: Deadline

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