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Torrente, an unapologetic dark comedy from Spain about a corrupt cop, is getting the remake treatment from New Line Cinema. Mike Bender and Doug Chernack have been brought on board to write the American version, which is being produced by Benderspink. Torrente follows the exploits of Jose Lius Torrente, a Bad Santa of the police force, a poster child for police corruption who is a lazy, rude, despicable drunkard, caring only about protecting and serving himself. Despite that, he still managed to get the job done. The movies were written by, directed by and starred Santiago Segura, and produced by Andres Vicente Gomez, who exec produced the Academy Award-winning Belle Epoque.

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