Kathleen Kennedy & Frank Marshall Remaking Fathers and Guns
by Alex Billington
November 10, 2009
This sounds like one of those terribly unfunny Hollywood comedies like Daddy Day Camp or Old Dogs. But knowing that producers Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall (of Indiana Jones) are behind this, I actually think it might be good. THR announces that Kennedy and Marshall are remaking Fathers and Guns, a French-Canadian film that beat out Bruno at the box office when it was released in Quebec this year. The film is an action-comedy about two cops, father and son, who can't stand each other. They are assigned to an investigation to infiltrate an outdoor adventure group-therapy camp for fathers and sons.
Sony Pictures has picked up the remake rights with Kennedy and Marshall attached. They don't have a writer or director yet for the remake, however the writer and director of the original, Emile Gaudreault, will also produce. "Fathers and Guns is a fantastically funny film, and we're excited to be part of the process of getting this story out to as many people as possible," said Kennedy. I'll need to check out the original first and see who they attach as a writer or director before I'm sold on this. I'd say it has some promise, but I don't know if that's accurate, it's too cheesy of a story to have me fully convinced. We'll see soon enough!