Adam Sandler Attached to Headline Remake of French Comedy NARCO; Offered the Lead in THE $40,000 MAN

     December 11, 2010

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Adam Sandler is attached to star in Narco, a remake of the 2004 French film The Secret Adventures of Gustave Klopp.  The original is about a man with narcolepsy who dreams of action heros each time he falls asleep.  (One of these was played by Jean-Claude Van Damme.)  According to Pajiba, Clay Tarver (Joyride) is scripting the remake for Sandler’s production company Happy Madison.

Hit the jump for the trailer for Gustave Klopp, plus details on the offer out to Sandler to star in The $40,000 Man.

Last we heard about The $40,000 Man, Robert Downey Jr. was said to be interested in the lead role.  Terry Zwigoff (Ghost World) wrote the script, which centers on “a legendary astronaut and ‘true American hero,’ who is horribly injured in a car crash and is rebuilt by the government to be a bionic man but on a budget of $40,000 – which makes him not that bionic.”  John Francis Daley (Horrible Bosses) rewrote the most recent draft.

The offer probably doesn’t mean much more than “Adam Sandler is the most bankable comedy star of the last decade and he could fit in this role.”  But the names of Zwigoff and Daley combined with Downey’s interest suggest a certain level of quality.  I’m interested to see where this project goes.

As promised, here’s the trailer for The Secret Adventure s of Gustave Klopp.  I speak approximately three words of French (merde, dégueulasse, femme), but it looks kinda funny.

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