FilmSharks secures global sales for its latest titles

The Buenos Aires-based company has struck international deals on a quartet of comedies and closed deals with South Korea, France and Italy.

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FilmSharks’ The Remake Co. has reached global deals on a quartet of comedies, led by Ariel Winograd’s "No Kids" and "That’s Not Cheating". Guido Rud and his team have sold remake rights on "No Kids to India’s Germ", The story is based on the 2015 Argentina-Spain original about a man who is swept off his feet by a new lover and does not tell her about his young daughter.

The South Korean remake is set to commence production in several weeks with Lotte and Globalgate under the title "We Grow". Remake talks in the US and Brazil are underway, and development has begun in France with Albertine Productions and Germany through Tobis. Italian and Mexican remakes have already been released.

Rud has also optioned the remake of Winograd’s "That’s Not Cheating" to Brazil’s Querosene. Director Raúl Martínez is in production on the Mexican remake with Televisa’s Videocine. The 2016 original centres on a couple that discusses the notion of giving each other a pass to sleep with a superstar.

In two other deals, The Remake Co. has licensed Mexican remake rights on "Papa YouTuber" to Irreversible Pictures and Cielo Content run by Fernando Lebrija and Pablo Lebrija.  Studiocanal holds French remake rights and You Planet Films is remaking a Spanish version. The 2019 Peruvian original centred on a family man who gets fired and tries to make a living as a YouTube celebrity,

Enrique Gonzalez Kuhn’s Caramel and Mario Real Pla’s La Pirueta Films have optioned the Spanish remake of 2021 swingers comedy "2+2" and a US studio and VoD/OTT partners will be announced shortly.  Marcelo Saback’s Brazilian remake "Dois Mais Dois" for Paris Filmes and Buena Vista International has opened in Brazil, and Weltkino / Neue Bioskop released the German version. A Mexican remake is in the works with BTF Media and The Remake Co. is in talks for US, French and South Korean adaptations.

“Four quadrant crowd-pleasers are red-hot and that’s why Ten Days Without Mom, No Kids, YouTuber Dad, Buena Vida Delivery, The Noble Family and No Filter are so in demand right now,” said Rud.

More global deals
South Korean Bluelable Pictures picked up all rights to erotic thriller “Bandit Love” and It also snagged rights to “Ghosting Gloria,” the Uruguayan supernatural erotic comedy, which FilmSharks snapped up all sales and remake rights to in June last year.

Separately, Laon-I Distribution has clinched all Korean rights to FilmShark’s Argentine sci-fi horror title, “Virtual Reality,” and It also nabbed rights to another FilmSharks title, Mexican box office hit “Come Play With Me,” the supernatural horror pic produced by Mexico’s Videocine and Lemon films.