Riders of Justice gets English-language remake from original filmmakers

Another English-language adaptation is announced.

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Three times Oscar-nominated Anders Thomas Jensen and Nikolaj Arcel brings their hit Danish language 2020 film, Riders of Justice, to English speakers, The Hollywood Reporter reported today. The equal parts action, adventure and comedy film has been picked up by Lionsgate with 21 Laps Entertainment’s Shawn Levy, Dan Levine, and Dan Cohen | lead the project. The trio spearheaded productions for the newly released Free guy who participated Ryan Reynolds and experienced great success, earning over $ 330 million globally.

The Danish film, which is not only co-written, but also directed by Jensen, follows the story of a soldier who must immediately return from broadcast to be with his teenage daughter after his wife died in what immediately appears to be be an unfortunate train. accident. But things are not always as they seem, and as a team of statistics experts punch holes in the train crash story, the recently returned soldier embarks on a vengeful journey of retaliation and brings his tough group of friends to help with his retaliation. .

Erin Westerman acting as Lionsgates Production President sang the praises of Anders’ authorship and instruction by saying:

“There are few films that balance the action, emotions and dark humor that Anders was so successful in Riders of Justice. We are sure that the film will also translate perfectly to English-speaking audiences. “


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I Graum who served during Zentropa productions for the original film next door Sidsel Hybschmann and Anders Kjærhauge, executive will produce the remake. That Mads Mikkelsen-led drama, Another round, helped launch Zentropa to the public as it won the title of Best International Film at the 2021 Oscars.

Since much of the original team returns for re-recording, this is as good a shot as Riders of Justice has to break the English-language remake curse.

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