Peter Craig Adapting Fathers And Guns

The Town writer heads for Quebec

Peter Craig Adapting Fathers And Guns

by Owen Williams |
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We're calling The Town his screenwriting debut, since it was the first of his scripts to actually make it to the screen. Novelist Peter Craig has been a name around Hollywood for some time now, however, working on scripts for Bad Boys 3 and Cowboy Bebop, and his next project looks to be Fathers and Guns, a remake of the French-Canadian hit De Pere en Flic.

The original was written and directed by Emile Gaudreault, and starred Michel Cote and Louis-Jose Houde as father and son police officers, who patch up their fractious relationship when they go on an undercover assignment at an adventure therapy camp. Released in summer 2009 in Quebec, it was the highest grossing French-language film in Canadian history. It's estimated that more than 20% of all the people in its home province saw it, and it sold more tickets to the Quebecois then Harry Potter 6.

The American version is being put together at Columbia by super-producers Frank Marshall and Kathleen Kennedy. Gaudreault is also involved, but its unclear in what capacity at this point: possibly as an executive producer, which means he won't really have to do anything.

No mooted cast yet. We're rooting for Ice Cube and Danny Glover, but give us your own father-son pairing suggestions below.

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