Spanish outfit Lolafilms, headed by CEO Andres Vicente Gomez, is negotiating the sale of remake rights on Alex de la Iglesia's Common Wealth (La Comunidad) to US-based producer Arthur Sarkissian (Rush Hour, Last Man Standing).
The film - which opened the San Sebastian International Film Festival last month to strong reviews - looks set to become one of the year's top domestic grossers, taking in a cumulative $1.57m in its first 10 days at the Spanish box office.
Lola has already sold pay-TV rights on the film to Cine Canal for Latin America, and Italian rights to Film Export. Further deals in Europe and Latin America are on the table. Sales are handled by Lola VP of International Sales for Spanish Films, Marina Fuentes.
Common Wealth is a darkly humorous tale of greed sparked when a real estate agent uncovers a stash of cash in a dead man's apartment. Carmen Maura was awarded the best actress prize at San Sebastian for her starring role.