Untouchable: TWC plans U.S. release of the French film
4 December, 2011
French comedy “Untouchable,” about a rich quadriplegic and his black caretaker, has racked up $90 million since it debuted Nov. 2.Thus far, the movie has sold 10 million tickets. In comparison, “Welcome to the Sticks,” a 2008 French comedy, sold 20 million tickets, while James Cameron’s 1997 drama “Titanic” moved 19 million tickets.
The Weinstein Co. purchased remake rights to the film last July and plans U.S. release of the French film. A spokesman for the studio said that a release date has not been set.
The deal gives the Weinstein Co. rights in the U.K., Australia, New Zealand, Scandinavia, South Africa and China, as well as distribution rights for pan-Asian satellite television.