Jon Turteltaub to Remake Sumo Wrestling Comedy 'A Matter of Size'
by Ethan Anderton
February 1, 2012
After helming both installments of the National Treasure franchise, director Jon Turteltaub jumped from adventure to fantasy with the underrated live-action Disney flick The Sorcerer's Apprentice. Now he's venturing into a whole new arena as THR reports Turteltaub will now remake the 2009 Israeli sumo wrestling comedy A Matter of Size. It seems strange to have all those words in one sentence, but the original film, which ran the film festival circuit in 2009 and 2010, followed a group of overweight people who decide to become sumo wrestlers and in their journey, begin to accept themselves for who they are.
Producer David Permut, who championed films like Youth in Revolt and Charlie Bartlett recently and also older action hits like Face/Off. As for Turteltaub, this won't be his first venture into Asian culture and action as he was also at the helm of 3 Ninjas, a once favorite childhood film of mine that is seriously one of the worst family films ever made. This will likely be on a larger scale (no pun intended) and nothing like that film which I'm sure Turteltaub would rather forget. I guess this means we won't be seeing a third National Treasure film anytime soon, but the less sequels we have right now, the better off we'll be. My only wish is that Kevin James doesn't get anywhere near this project. That's all I ask.
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