CBS Films is in negotiations to obtain the remake rights to Daniel Monzon’s Spanish language action thriller “Celda 211” (“Cell 211”) reports Deadline.
The story follows a newly hired prison guard who turns up at his job a day early to tour the facility. Unfortunately the same day a brutal prison riot commences, and he is forced to assume the role of a prisoner alongside the most dangerous killers alive.
He must try to quell the insurrection and escape the prison to get back to his pregnant wife before the other prisoners realise the truth about him.
Paul Haggis is in talks to adapt and direct the English-language version. The original dominated the Goya Awards last year, winning eight categories including best film, director and script.