One of the busiest men in Hollywood over the next few years will most likely by music video artiste-turned-film director Marc Webb. Ever since (500) Days of Summer became the unlikely smash hit of the year (grossing 4X its budget with almost $32 million domestically), Webb has signed off on a slew of projects including his latest.
By way of Hollywood Reporter, Mandate Pictures is currently in negotiations with Webb to direct an English-language remake of “Just Another Love Story,” Ole Bornedal’s 2007 Danish thriller. This coming on the heels of two projects already underway for the suddenly red-hot property: a Jesus Christ Superstar reboot for Universal and a dystopian thriller, Age of Rage for Fox Searchlight.
I found Webb’s “(500) Days of Summer” to be the kind of flashy, hipster-credibility comedy that usually doesn’t have what it takes under hood, except in the end, it does. I think it’s one of the better efforts of the year so far – funny, perceptive, well-acted, honest and real – so I’m definitely up for whatever he has going in the future.
Just Another Love Story is about a crime photographer who pretends to be the boyfriend of an amnesiac, only to face the wrath of the actual boyfriend when he finds out about the deception.