Michel Hazanavicius’ zombie comedy Final Cut is a French remake of the 2017 cult Japanese hit One Cut Of The Dead. And it has begun filming in the outskirts of Paris.
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Screen Daily reports the film is set against the backdrop of a B-movie shoot. One that is descending into disaster. Romain Duris plays the director, the only one invested with the necessary energy to keep the low-budget zombie film afloat. He tries to gee up jaded technicians and uninterested actors. Then the real undead interrupt the shoot.
Duris’ co-stars include Bérénice Bejo, Grégory Gadebois, Finnegan Oldfield, Matilda Lutz, Sébastian Chassagne and Raphaël Quenard. As well as Jean-Pascal Zadi, Lyes Salem, Simone Hazanavicius and Luana Bajrami.
Shinichiro Ueda made the original film on a tiny budget of just $25,000. It went on to gross more than $30m worldwide. Ryoichi Wada’s play Ghost In The Box inspired it. Enbu Seminar produced.
Hazanavicius said: “The brilliant concept of the original film, a dream cast, a light, and highly motivated crew. All of this makes me thrilled to be making this movie, about shooting a movie.“
Final Cut is called Z in French.
La Classe Américaine and Getaway Films produced with SK Global Entertainment and BlueLight. And co-produced by France 2 Cinéma. Canal+, France Televisions, SOFITVCINE 9, and also Ciné + supported the film. Wild Bunch International handled international sales and French distribution. The Japanese companies Enbu Seminar, Hairu Entertainment and Gaga are also executive producers. Gaga will distribute the film in Japan.
Are you up for this French remake of One Cut Of The Dead?