Matthew Vaughn's Remake of The Debt Sold to Miramax
Stardust director Matthew Vaughn and his writing partner Jane Goldman have just sold a spec script to Miramax for a remake of a 2007 Israeli film called HaHov. Vaughn's script, retitled to The Debt, revolves around three Mossad agents who, 20 years after World War II's end, learn that a Nazi war criminal is still alive and set out to pursue him across Europe. The film is set in both the 1960s and 1990s. Vaughn won't be directing The Debt, but at least his writing skills will be put to good use. Does this sound like an interesting project to you, too?
While there isn't that much news on the remake, besides that the script was sold, I decided to do some research on the original film - HaHov. I wasn't able to find very many reviews, that weren't in Hebrew at least, but there seems to be a generally positive buzz surrounding it. You can watch the trailer and check out some photos (including the one above) on the official site: thedebt-movie.com.
This project sounds promising, although I wasn't too fond of Vaughn and Goldman's script work on Stardust. I thought the story was the weakest part of the film. This is such a vastly different project that I can't relate the two, which may be for the best. Hopefully they find a suitable director who will deliver as well. Does this remind anyone else of Spielberg's Munich a little bit as well? Either way, I'll be keeping my eye on the development of this project.