“Carol” Producer Plans An “Ikiru” Remake

Carol Producer Plans An Ikiru Remake

“Carol” and “Colette” producer Stephen Woolley is reportedly at work on a remake of famed Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa’s 1952 cinema classic “Ikiru,” this one set in the UK.

Deadline reports the news was revealed in a foreword in his new book “Scala Cinema: 1978 to 1993” with the piece saying: “I’m reading a screenplay today for a version I commissioned that will be set in 1950s London, and which I hope to shoot next year.”

The original film was partly inspired by Leo Tolstoy’s 1886 novella “The Death of Ivan Ilyich” and starred Takashi Shimura in the story of a terminally ill, middle-aged Tokyo bureaucrat and his final quest for meaning in his life.

Source: Deadline