PS: Face-Off: It's the Same Old Intouchables Story

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The movie Intouchables (2011) became the worldwide leader as the highest-grossing movie in a language other than English on 20 March 2012, eventually reaching a worldwide box office of $426,588,510. It held the title for the next four years, but now currently sits at number six, eclipsed by five Chinese language movies that have ridden a recent tsunami of growth in Chinese box office receipts. The universally inspirational story has since been adapted in different languages around the globe with more remakes to come.

Which worldly telling, inspired by the true story* of Philippe Pozzo di Borgo and Abdel Sellou, of the same story is your favorite version? *adapted from the autobiographical tale Le Second Souffle

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Philippe Pozzo di Borgo and Abdel Sellou
true story as told in the autobiographical tale Le Second Souffle

Movies

The Upside 2017 | Movie
English-language remake from the United States

Inseparables 2016 | Movie 6.1 (484)
Spanish-language remake from Argentina

Oopiri 2016 | Movie 8.0 (3,142)
Tamil-language Telugu remake from India

The Intouchables 2011 | Movie 8.5 (641,905)
French-language original from France

See the partial list of worldly The Intouchables and its remakes here:https://www.imdb.com/list/ls045647005/

The latest remake, Neil Burger's The Upside, starring Bryan Cranston, Kevin Hart and Nicole Kidman premiered at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival. It is scheduled for a wide release in theaters on January 11, 2019 (USA). The Hindi-language remake from India, working titled, Mohit Suri's Next starring Saif Ali Khan and Varun Dhawan has been announced and is currently in-development.
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Hmm, I haven't seen the other versions but I still go for the original Intouchables (2011).
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The latest remake, Neil Burger's The Upside, starring Bryan Cranston, Kevin Hart and Nicole Kidman should be worth a look. It is hard to seeing it get a fair shake, being compared to a IMDb Top 50 Movie.

Development (from Wikipedia)
In July 2011, in addition to acquiring distribution rights in English-speaking countries, Scandinavian countries and China, The Weinstein Company acquired the rights to remake The Intouchables in English. In June 2012, Paul Feig was slated to direct and write the script, with Chris Rock, Jamie Foxx and Idris Elba eyed for the role of Dell, Colin Firth in talks for Phillip, and Jessica Chastain and Michelle Williams were considered for a female lead.

By March 2013, Feig dropped out of directing, with Tom Shadyac in talks to replace him, and Chris Tucker was in consideration for Dell. In October 2014, Kevin Hart was cast as Dell, with Firth still attached as Phillip.

In March 2016, it was announced that Bryan Cranston was cast as Phillip, replacing Firth. Simon Curtis was to direct Cranston and Hart from a screenplay written by Feig.By August 2016, Curtis dropped out of directing. Neil Burger was announced as his replacement.[8] A script by Jon Hartmere will be used rather than Feig's work.

In January 2017, Nicole Kidman and Genevieve Angelson joined the cast of the film. In February 2017, Aja Naomi King and Julianna Margulies joined the cast.

It would have been interesting to see some of these other writers, directors and actor in the roles.

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The latest remake, Neil Burger's The Upside, starring Bryan Cranston, Kevin Hart and Nicole Kidman is scheduled for a wide release in theaters on January 11, 2019 (USA).
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The production is  the first for newly formed Lantern Entertainment (II), the successor to The Weinstein Company (uncredited). Lantern Entertainment is an American independent film studio and the successor to The Weinstein Company. It is a separate company and purchased the entire assets in a bankruptcy auction. On July 16, 2018, the Dallas-based equity firm Lantern Capital Partners bought the assets of The Weinstein Company for $289 million. Lantern Entertainment was formed and assumed the rights to TWC's 277-film library.
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The latest remake, The Upside (2017) debuted at #1 and there are more remakes still to come.
1 N The Upside STX $19,590,000 - 3,080 - $6,360 $19,590,000 $37.5 1

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post-release bump
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Why are these all under "Ideas"?

With all due respect, your threads are fine, but please don't use the "Ideas" channel for these, as you're mis-tagging these threads, clogging up the channel with items that are not site improvement or feature related. 

Can you move the tag to "Praise" channel, where they belong, please.

Regards.
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There is no "Praise Channel"
See:

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Hey read the form.
It is a type of conversation. Not a Channel.
I have seen a few of your "Other" replies.
Not impressed.
You are a complainer.
Bye Bye.
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A 'complainer' who gives actual factual ideas, using the IDEAS tag properly (oh sorry, _not_ a channel!). 

Grow up. 
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Hi, jimthing.
We all need to grow a little up when a newbie on a forum.
After practicing in poll suggestions, now I know:
  1. The polls go to the "praise" thread when they are approved for publication and voting; there are only "Live Poll" under "Praise";
  2. The suggestions for polls go to the "idea" thread, otherwise your suggestion may be hidden for others who participate in such kind of activity;
  3. The demand for a separate thread to be occupied by poll suggestions exists but not implemented yet.
You may share my knowledge, if you wish.
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To stay on topic, this poll suggestion is very good as a way to know the similar movies, but for objective reasons it's close to be "one option" choice.
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Thanks, makes sense. 
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FRIDAY FACE-OFF BUMP
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Friday Face-Off bump
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Friday Face-off bump