Federico Fellini‘s “La Dolce Vita” is a such certified classic already that I don’t really need to tell you about its importance in his body of work, or in film history. But if you are looking for more background on the movie, now’s a good time to revisit 5 Things You May Not Know About Fellini’s ‘La Dolce Vita’ because this sixth thing might make you a little upset.
AMBI Group are doing an officially sanctioned “homage” (a remake by any other name…) of “La Dolce Vita,” completely approved the director’s estate. The idea is for a contemporary-set movie that honors Fellini’s work, but I would wager that goal has already failed to some degree. “Our vision is of a contemporary story every bit as commercial, iconic and award-worthy as the original,” said AMBI Group exec Andrea Iervolino. “These are big aspirations of course, but we have to be bold if we want to match the imprint of the original film and have the utmost confidence this vision will play out beautifully. We’re thankful to the Fellini family and eager to begin collaborating with [producer] Daniele [di Lorenzo], who shares our passion and has been so amazing in bringing this to us.”
Well, all I can say is good luck and I’m curious to see who will fill the shoes of Marcello Mastroianni, Yvonne Furneaux, Anouk Aimé, and of course, Anita Ekberg. And I’m even more curious to see which filmmaker will attempt to replicate the “iconic and award-worthy” original. [Deadline]