CBS Films is acquiring the remake rights to the Spanish language film "Cell 211" and has attached Paul Haggis (Crash) to write the script and possibly direct.
Plot: A newly hired prison guard wants to make a good impression on his bosses by coming in a day early to get a tour of the facility. Suddenly, a brutal prison riot breaks out and he is knocked unconscious. When he awakens, the guard is forced to assume the role of a prisoner alongside the most dangerous killers alive. He tries to defuse the uprising and escape before the prisoners realize who he really is.
The film is an action thriller that's been described as "Die Hard" in prison. The original was released last year and ended up winning Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay and fire other awards at the Goya Awards, which are the Spanish Oscars.
Bunny Xwrites: on October 28th, 2010 at 10:46:23 AM
When I went back to Spain, I saw this movie and it was amazing!!! I really do not want Hollywood to remake this at all. They are going to put their sh*tty actioner formula all over this and ruin it for everyone. Well at least I have the original.
minkowskiwrites: on October 28th, 2010 at 8:34:18 PM
I really wish people would stop riding Die Hard's coattails. That movie came out two decades ago. Either frame your movie independently of some other film that has no material connection to your movie, or don't bother framing it at all, because it's just annoying.
And besides, Die Hard was Die Hard. There will not be another one. Saying some ass film is like Die Hard on a boat (Under Siege), or train (Under Siege II), or a plane (Executive Decision), and now prison, is like saying Mahler was just an Austrian Mozart, when we all f*cking know he wasn't.
Salvadorwrites: on October 29th, 2010 at 1:22:03 PM
"Cell 211" it's an amazing spanish movie, a remake will just kill the original idea.