Eager to exploit his catalog of intellectual property, veteran American producer Ed Pressman is preparing local-language remakes of Wrong Lieutenant, the crime drama he first directed with Abel Ferrara almost 30 years ago, then remade with Werner Herzog.
Pressman, who joined his son and Pressman Film Production VP Sam Pressman at Cannes this week to unveil the Evolver-Prologue The VR collaboration with Terrence Malick, has aligned local directors and production partners to adapt Bad lieutenant in the UK, Germany, Italy, South Korea and Argentina.
Scripts are being written and attachments from the filmmakers will be announced in due course. The Pressmans also plan to find partners for a French version and said the serious stories will explore institutionalized police corruption. “It’s like planting the same seed in a different climate,” Pressman said. “Everyone grows in their own way, but the seed of the idea is a corrupt cop.”
Pressman Film also stands in line Indecent exposure, a feature film about the dark intersection between Hollywood and Wall Street that Eric Rochant, showrunner of the political thriller series on Canal + Office, will be direct. The story centers on David Begelman, the late director of Colombia Pictures who was caught up in an embezzlement scandal and was found dead several years later in a hotel room in Los Angeles. Howard Korder (Terrace overlooking the lake, Boardwalk Empire) adapted the screenplay from the book of the same name by David McClintick.
Pressman moves forward with long-running Edward Abbey film adaptation The Wrench Gang and used Raven Capital Management for financing and Open Road Films for its distribution in the United States. Henry Joost and Rel Schulman, who co-directed Catfish and Project power, wrote and direct the humorous version of a group of environmental saboteurs in the 1970s.
The production is finished Dalíland in the UK and France. Ben Kingsley plays Salvador Dalí and Ezra Miller also plays the role of young Dali in the 1970s story of a gallery assistant who helps stage the legendary artist’s exhibition in New York City. The cast includes Barbara Sukowa, Christopher Briney, Rupert Graves, Andreja Pejić, Suki Waterhouse and Mark McKenna.
Principal photography shifted from Portugal to Liverpool and Wales last spring due to the Covid wave. Mary Harron, which Pressman did American psychopath and the Butterfly Agendas, based on a screenplay by John C. Walsh. The first cut should be ready next month. London-based Chris Curling and Zephyr Films produce, and Bankside Films and CAA handle sales.
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Meanwhile, Pressman said there should be a timely announcement of another long-term project, his remake of the Crow.
Sam Pressman produces Evolver-Prologue, the VR experience that takes the viewer inside the human cardiovascular system. The play will be the first chapter in a larger location-based virtual reality presentation produced by London artists Marshmallow Laser Feast and Atlas V of France that Pressman Film plans to unveil at Cannes 2022.
Led by Pressman, the Pressman Film team includes COO and Head of Commercial Affairs Paula Paizes, VPs of Production Kelly McKee and Sam Pressman, Head of Communications and Special Projects Annie Pressman and the executive assistant Jacob Wishnek.