DreamWorks Studios Buys Remake Rights to Fuji TV's "Like Father, Like Son"

  DreamWorks Studios Buys Remake Rights to Fuji TV's "Like Father, Like Son"

Business Wire

TOKYO -- September 30, 2013

DreamWorks Studios, co-founded by Stacey Snider and director Steven Spielberg
and in partnership with The Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group, has bought
the rights to Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda’s film “Like Father, Like
Son,” it was announced today by Fuji TV.

Winner of a Jury Prize at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, "Like Father, Like
Son" tells the heartbreaking story of two families who discover that their
six-year-old sons were switched at birth.

Spielberg served as president of the jury at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival,
which is where he first saw the film and brought it to the attention of his
team back at DreamWorks. Said Spielberg, “When I saw the film at Cannes, I was
so impressed by its power to bring such a human story to the screen. Here at
DreamWorks Studios, Stacey and our team recognized that it was a story we
wanted to remake to bring to our audiences throughout the world. I thank
Hirokazu Kore-eda and Fuji TV for giving us this once in a lifetime
opportunity.”

Said director Hirokazu Kore-eda, “I am honored that a company such as
DreamWorks will be developing my film for American audiences. I’m looking
forward to working with Steven Spielberg, for whom I have great admiration.”

Produced by Fuji TV, Amuse Inc. and GAGA Corporation (GAGA), the much
anticipated release of “Like Father, Like Son” in Japanese theatres is
scheduled for September 28, 2013. GAGA and Wild Bunch handles its
international sales.

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Contact:

Fuji Television Network
Motion Picture Department
Neri Segawa, +81-3-5500-8293
neri.segawa@fujitv.co.jp
 
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