Asterix And Obelix: Mission Cleopatra director Alain Chabat has sold remake rights to hislatest film RRRrrrr!!! to WarnerBros. in the US. The film, released in January 2004, wracked up 1.7 million inadmissions.
Although the film was co-produced and sold internationallyby StudioCanal, Chabat's production company Chez Wam handled the saledirectly according to a StudioCanal insider. Via his US structure Wamerica,designed to foster crossover projects, Chabat will work closely with WarnerBros. on the new film.
Earlier this year, Chabat sold a pitch to Disney for aromantic comedy about a woman who, fed up with the lack of commitment from hersuper-hero boyfriend, chooses a normal guy instead but ends up involved in alove triangle between the two men. The film will be produced by Wamerica andwritten by Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger of TV's King Of The Hill. The project's title is now MaxxPowers And The Triangle Of Doom accordingto weekly French trade, Le Film Francais.
The trade also reported that Chabat is developing a Marsupilami project. The ultra popular comic, created by BelgianAndre Franquin, follows the doings of a powerful but happy-go-luckyyellow-and-black spotted, long-tailed marsupial-like creature. The film is tobe shot mixing live action and 3D a la Roger Rabbit. Chez Wam could not be reached for comment over theweekend.
Chabat the actor will next be seen as the French voice of Shrek. He willalso star in upcoming films Casablanca Driver by Maurice Berthelemy, Yvan Attal's IlsSe Marierent Et Eurent Beaucoup d'Enfants and is also slated for Michel Gondry's next project TheSilence Of Sleep.