28 October 2010 10:18 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

In news relating to the foreign-to-English remake department, Deadline (via THR) writer and director Paul Haggis has been selected by CBS Films to pen their remake of the Spanish thriller Cell 211. The film was the big winner at the Goya Awards recently, making a sweep at what is considered to be the Spanish equivalent of the Oscars. So it’s fair to say that it’s a movie worth checking out, but if the prospect of reading scares you enough, now you can just watch the American version!

While he’s been set to write the script, there hasn’t been any word on whether or not that he’ll be directing, although I wouldn’t be completely surprise either way. The plot is the “story of two men on different sides of a prison riot — the inmate leading the rebellion and the young guard trapped in the revolt, who »

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