Sony Pictures has acquired the English-language remake rights to Chinese comedy drama, “Hi, Mom,” which until recently overtaken by “Barbie” had been the world’s highest grossing film directed by a solo female.
The original picture, directed by Jia Ling and released in early 2021, sees a young woman whose mother has been fatally injured in a car accident, travel back to the early 1980s where she becomes best friend to the younger version of her mother. That enables her to work on giving her mother a better life than first time around.
Variety‘s review of the picture said it had an “inspired storytelling switch” and was “a top-notch tearjerker that will have viewers everywhere reaching for the tissues.”
Laura Kosann is in the early stages of development, and is adapting the screenplay with Escape Artists’ Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, Steve Tisch and Becky Sanderman producing along with Wenxin She (“A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood”). Jia is also attached as executive producer.
据索尼影业介绍，劳拉·科桑是 2021 年尼科尔学院奖获奖者，在过去两年中有三部作品被列入好莱坞年度最佳剧本名单（The Black List）。
Repped by CAA, Kosann is a 2021 Academy Nicholl Fellow and has had three features on the annual Black List in the past two years. She is adapting the comic book “Mercy Sparx” for MGM and The Picture Company as well as rewriting a live-action Christmas musical entitled “Santa is Real” for Amazon.
科桑是2021年尼科尔学院奖获奖者，在过去两年中有三部作品被列入好莱坞年度最佳剧本名单。她正在为米高梅和 The Picture Company公司改编漫画 Mercy Sparx，并为亚马逊影业重写一部名为Santa is Real 的真人圣诞音乐剧。
“I am looking forward to this cooperation and I am so glad that my story with my mom can be shared with more people. I believe that while everyone’s story with their mom is unique, the love in these stories is universal and something we can all resonate with,” Jia said.
“Hi, Mom” was released in February 2021, timed to coincide with the Chinese New Year peak box office season, and grossed RMB5.41 billion (some $841 million at current exchange rates), making it the third highest performing film of all time in China.