[Movies] Tom Shadyac In Talks to Direct The Intouchables Remake
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 02.28.2013
Director may helm the remake of the French hit...
Deadline reports that Tom Shadyac (Bruce Almighty, Liar, Liar, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, Evan Almighty) is in talks to direct the English-language remake of The Intouchables. The French film, which was released in 2011, is about the relationship between a rich quadriplegic and his new caretaker and was an incredible hit with $426.6 million worldwide on a budget of about $12 million.
Shadyac suffered a near-death experience in a cycling accident right after making Evan Almighty in 2007; he was nearly left permanently disabled due to post-concussion symptoms that rendered him hyper-sensitive to light and noise. He recovered and changed his life dramatically to that of a philanthropist, which was captured in the 2011 documentary I Am.