18 May – "Bad Genius" sure is acing it on the international stage, as another remake of the Thai movie has been announced.
This time the movie will be getting an English remake, as reported by Deadline.
Erik Feig and Patrick Wachsberger are set to develop, produce and finance the remake under their respective Picturestart and Picture Perfect Entertainment banners.
No director has been revealed but the script will be penned by Eva Anderson.
The adaptation is described as a high-stakes, high-octane thriller heist that follows a group of entrepreneurial high school seniors working together to take down the rigged college admissions system.
The remake rights were secured before news about the current college admissions scandal in the US broke.
Last year, another remake was already announced for "Bad Genius", though that is a Hindi remake to be helmed by Bollywood's Neeraj Pandey.
The original "Bad Genius", directed by Nattawut Poonpiriya, opened at number one in May 2017 at the Thai box office and went on to become Thailand's highest-grossing movie of that year. It won numerous awards both locally and internationally and also set record with its 12-category win at the 27th Suphannahong National Film Awards.
Having laid low since "Bad Genius", Nattawut Poonpiriya will be back with a movie adaptation of the 2018 Thai cave rescue, which he is working on with Hollywood director Jon M. Chu.