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Ratner Goes to Brazil

Published August 10, 2006 in Movie News
By Ryan Parsons | Image property of 20th Century Fox.
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Though there are many comicbook buffs who are still disappointed with Brett Ratner's take on X-Men: The Last Stand, the director is still moving on.

Brett Ratner to Direct The Boys from Brazil

According to Variety, New Line Cinema has picked up Brett Ratner to direct a contemporized remake of the 1978 thriller The Boys From Brazil.

Scribes Richard Potter and Matthew Stravitz are currently working on the script.

It turns out that the rights the film and the writers came as part of a package auctioned down to New Line and Universal. New Line grabbed hold once Ratner agreed to make the movie.

Based on the Ira Levin novel, the original The Boys From Brazil fit the mode of 1970s paranoid thrillers, with Laurence Olivier uncovering a diabolical plot by Nazis in South America to revive the Third Reich through the use of cloning. Gregory Peck played Dr. Josef Mengele, the plot's mastermind.

The remake will stick close to the novel but place the story in the present day.

"The original was a flawed film with a brilliant concept," Ratner said. "You no longer have to spend time explaining cloning as you did then."

New Line is hoping that Ratner can fit in Boys from Brazil right after Rush Hour 3.

Stay tuned for updates.

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