Fabien Onteniente to direct the French remake of Quo vado?
by Camillo De Marco
- Pietro Valsecchi of Medset has two other projects in the pipeline for the French market: the remake of Perfect Strangers, helmed by Fred Cavayé, and the comedy-thriller The Night Off
Fabien Onteniente, the man behind the Camping [+see also:
film profile] franchise, a real box-office sensation, has been signed up to direct the remake of Quo vado? [+see also:
film profile] by Gennaro Nunziante, which grossed €65 million at the Italian box office in 2016. The as-yet untitled French version of the comedy, starring golden boy Checco Zalone, will begin shooting in April 2019. It will be written by Guy Laurent (Serial (Bad) Weddings [+see also:
film profile] and La Mélodie [+see also:
film profile]) and distributed by SND. Production duties will be handled by Medset, which is currently working on the French remake of another box-office champ, Perfect Strangers [+see also:
film profile] by Paolo Genovese. This remake is being directed by Fred Cavayé and bears the title Le Jeu; Dany Boon and Bérénice Bejo are among the cast, and it will hit screens later this year, courtesy of Mars Distribution (see the article).
Medset Sas was founded in Paris in 2016 by Pietro Valsecchi and is 100% controlled by Taoduefilm (Gruppo Mediaset), of which Valsecchi is CEO, with the aim of producing and distributing movies in France. Valsecchi and his business partner Camilla Nesbitt also have a third project in the pipeline for the French market, which is a comedy that veers off into thriller territory. The Night Off revolves around the generation of money-obsessed thirtysomethings and was written by the producer together with Andrea Nobile.
(Translated from Italian)
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