Wild Bunch bringing huge range of projects to Cannes 2014

Screen Daily have a great story up on the diverse and tantalising range of projects Wild Bunch are bringing to Cannes 2014

There will be new films from Paul Verhoeven, Gaspar Noé and Abdellatif Kechiche, as well as what is certain to be two of the big festival curiosities- a Spring Breakers sequel  and a remake of Maniac Cop.  

The untitled Paul Verhoeven project is an adaptation of French writer Philippe Djian’s 2012 novel Oh!, revolving around a psychological game of cat-and-mouse between a businesswoman and a stalker who raped her.

Spring Breakers: The Second Coming will be a loosely connected sequel to Harmony Korine's 2013 surreal drama,  built on a plot which hsees the Spring Breakers do battle with an extreme militant Christian sect that attempts to convert them. The screenplay is by Scottish writer Irvine Welsh, written for Swedish Jonus Akerlund to direct.

The remake of 1980s cult classic Maniac Cop  is a project of Danish filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn, who is producing alongside William Lustig, director of the original. The actual director will be announced in Cannes. The script is written by well-known comics creator Ed Brubaker, whose credits includeCaptain America: The Winter Soldier.

At the festival Wild Bunch will also unveil Gaspar Noé’s next film, Love, “a sexual melodrama about a boy and a girl and another girl”. 

Palme d’Or winner Abdellatif Kechiche’s The Real Wound revolves around a French-Tunisian teenage boy’s bid to lose his virginity while on holiday in the resort of Hammamet in Tunisia. It is a loose adaption of La Blessure, La Vraie by French writer François Bégaudeau.

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