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Paul Haggis to Direct Remake of CELDA 211

Movieby Joey Paur

CBS Films is currently in negotiations to acquire the remake rights to Daniel Monzon's Spanish-language film Celda 211. The American remake of the film will be called Cell 211Paul Haggis (Crash) is also in talks to write the script with and may also end up directing the film. He will produce with Hwy 61 Films partner Michael Nozik.

I haven't seen the original film yet but it looks really good! I'm going to have to check it out! 

The original film was described as follows:

Juan Oliver is about to become a prison guard. Trying to make a good impression, he reports for work one day early. Two colleagues show him around the old prison. All of a sudden, some plaster falls from the ceiling and hits Juan, who passes out. The guards take him into cell 211, which is empty, to try and revive him. But a riot breaks out at the high security area, the one that houses the most dangerous inmates. Juan's colleagues run away, leaving him stranded. When he wakes up in the cell he takes stock of the situation: if he wants to save his life, he must pretend to be a prisoner.

Here's the trailer for the orignal film:

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