Sony Pictures has quickly snapped up the rights to De Père en Flic, the highest-grossing French-language film ever released in Canada. The film was released this past July in Quebec and was #1 at the box office.
Sony intends to remake the film in English under the title Fathers & Guns. Producing team Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull) will helm the comedy about father and son cops who hate each other but must work together to infiltrate a group-therapy retreat in the woods.
De Père en Flic director-writer Émile Gaudreault and producer Denise Robert also plan to work on the English version with Kennedy and Marshall. De Père en Flic was co-written by Ian Lauzon and stars Michel Côté of 2005’s C.R.A.Z.Y.