The poster of film "Confession of Pain", which has four lead roles on it, 4th January [photo: xinhuanet]
American film companies are negotiating the rights to remake "Confession of Pain” by Hong Kong directing duo Andrew Lau and Alan Mak, after the success of the US version of "Infernal Affairs".
Andrew Lau revealed that several American companies have offered to buy the rights for a remake and invited him to direct their version.
The director said the offer is still under negotiation, but he won't accept a bid under 1.75 million US dollars, the price he charged for the "Infernal Affairs" remake.
American director Martin Scorsese received critical acclaim for his remake of “Infernal Affairs", which was called "The Departed". But Lau was not entirely satisfied with the script for the American adaptation, saying "It loses the spirit of my original movie."
Lau also revealed he will direct a Hollywood action flick with an English language script and American cast in June.