No matter how beloved, it seems no classic film is safe from the possibilities of receiving a modern update, and Federico Fellini’s classic film La Dolce Vita looks to be next in line for a remake.
AMBI Group has announced that in an agreement with the Fellini family and estate, they have optioned the rights to a new feature film based on Fellini’s original, which AMBI will producer alongside LDM Productions’ Italian producer Daniele Di Lorenzo.
“We’ve been approached countless times and asked to consider everything from remakes and re-imaginings to prequels and sequels,” Fellini’s niece Francesca Fellini said in a statement. “We knew it would take very special producers and compelling circumstances to motivate the family to allow rights to be optioned.”
AMBI’s Andrea Iervolino also promised in a statement that “all of the elements that made La Dolce Vita an instant classic will be ingredients in this new film” as it puts a modern spin on the classic tale.
“Our vision is of a contemporary story every bit as commercial, iconic and award-worthy as the original,” he continued.
No cast or release details have been set for the new film. Fellini’s original work told the story of gossip magazine journalist Marcello Rubini through seven days in Rome. The film received four Academy Award nominations and won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival in 1960, debuted in Italy that same year, and came to the United States in 1961.