BTF Media Snaps Up TV Series Rights to ‘The Others’

Credit: Guido Rud

Nearly 20 years after its beautiful 2001 debut, Alejandro Amenabar’s horror basic “The Others” is ready to have a Spanish-language TV collection spin-off.

Miami-based BTF Media has snagged the collection format rights from FilmSharks subsidiary the Remake Co. and Enrique Cerezo’s Video Mercury Films.

In the unique, WWII is coming to an finish and a mom, performed by Nicole Kidman, is anxious to defend her photosensitive kids in a depressing, remoted mansion whereas she waits for her husband to return from battle in France. The arrival of three enigmatic servants reveals some sudden and chilling secrets and techniques.

The gothic movie grossed greater than $200 million worldwide, garnering a clutch of nominations and awards, together with a Golden Globe actress nomination for Kidman and a number of other Goya awards, together with finest movie.

BTF founders Ricardo Coeto and Francisco Cordero will produce the collection whereas FilmSharks’ Guido Rud and Cerezo government produce.

“We are honored to bring an unimaginable remake for the Spanish-speaking audience,” stated BTF Media’s Ivonne Vela, including: “It is incredible how a story written 20 years ago is still resonating today: Themes such as self-isolation, paranoia and fear, together with the intense desire to protect our children and ourselves from harm are more current than ever.”

“We are pleased to work again with BTF, one of the most active production companies that focuses on great storytelling and production quality,” stated Rud whose FilmSharks firm is celebrating its 20th anniversary.

BTF Media beforehand acquired the remake rights to 4 different titles from the Remake Co, together with the U.S. adaptation rights to romantic comedy “Me Case con un Boludo,” which is in improvement.

With places of work in Chile, Mexico, Argentina and Spain, BTF Media has continued to develop its slate of collection throughout the Spanish-speaking world, scoring massive hits with tv hits comparable to “Hasta Que Te Conocí” and “El Secreto de Selena.”

The firm just lately teamed up with Argentina-based author-historian Uki Goñi on a collection adaptation of Goñi’s most acclaimed e-book: “The Real Odessa: Smuggling the Nazis to Perón’s Argentina,” which particulars one of the vital notorious post-War II scandals.

In April, BTF Media launched manufacturing operations in Chile, to be headed by Cordero, Coeto and “The Suspended Mourning” creator Hernán Caffiero.

Cerezo, who can be president of Spanish soccer membership Atletico de Madrid, has over 70 producing credit to his title, and has labored with a bevy of worldwide helmers and stars, together with Alex De La Iglesia, Penelope Cruz, Dario Argento, Peter Weller, Maribel Verdu, amongst others. Cerezo first acquired the movie rights to “The Others” when he bought Sogecine, beforehand owned by Canal Plus.

Rud has over 25 producing credit worldwide of main Spanish-language hits, together with Gustavo Hernandez’s “You Shall Not Sleep,” launched by 20th Century Fox, and “All About My Wife,” the #1 comedy of Korea. He’s an government producer on hit Sony launch “Padre No Hay Mas Que Uno” and “El Hijo” by Sebastian Schindel, launched by Netflix.

An English-language remake of the film can be within the works. Los Angeles-based Sentient Entertainment (“Map to the Stars”) clinched the film remake rights to the basic from the rights companions. Sentient’s Renee Tab and Christopher Tuffin, in addition to Aliwen Entertainment’s Lucas Akoskin function producers.


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