Published Jul 09, 2015We're living in the era of the remake, reboot and unnecessary sequel, so nothing should surprise us at this point. Still, it's hard not to scoff at the idea that someone could remake one of Fellini's seminal works. Nonetheless, it's happening — a remake of La Dolce Vita is on the way.
The film was approved by Federico Fellini's estate via Francesca Fellini, niece of the late director. The deal was closed with AMBI Group, an Italian film company, and the film will be an "homage" to the 1960 Palme d'Or winner.
"We've been approached countless times and asked to consider everything from remakes and re-imaginings to prequels and sequels," Francesca Fellini said in a statement. "We knew it would take very special producers and compelling circumstances to motivate the family to allow rights to be optioned. Daniele, Andrea and Monika have a beautiful vision of a modern film, and considering their Italian heritage and deep appreciation and understanding of my uncle's works, there couldn't be a better alignment for this project."
AMBI's Andrea Iervolino also released a statement, saying, "Our vision is of a contemporary story every bit as commercial, iconic and award-worthy as the original. These are big aspirations of course, but we have to be bold if we want to match the imprint of the original film and have the utmost confidence this vision will play out beautifully. We're thankful to the Fellini family and eager to begin collaborating with Daniele, who shares our passion and has been so amazing in bringing this to us."
Thanks to Deadline for the tip.