Earlier this week, Netflix announced that the premiere SVOD platform in the land intended to fill at least half of its library of content with original TV and film material.
One of those originals is a remake of the 2000 Swedish comedy, “Naken” (“Naked”) which centers on a man who wakes up on his wedding day, and finds himself naked in an elevator, unable to remember how he got there. He desperately attempts to deal with his situation, finding clothing, money, and transportation to get to the wedding chapel. But, everyone he encounters is less than helpful, and he resorts to theft and various ruses. But when he ultimately fails, he finds his way to his apartment and falls dejectedly asleep. And then he wakes up, again naked in the same elevator. He eventually realizes that he is living the same day over and over and over again, and, as you can expect, he now has to piece what happened that led to his predicament, each time he wakes up, learning a little more, and gradually moving steps forward until he figures it all out, discovers who he is, and what’s ultimately really important to him in the process, and breaks the cycle.
In Netflix’s remake, which will be titled “Naked,” an irresponsible, immature man who’s about to get married is forced to relive the same few, miserable hours on his wedding day, over and over again, as he wakes up repeatedly in a hotel elevator, naked. In the end, he learns some necessary life lessons.
Marlon Wayans has signed up to star, with Michael Tiddes (who directed Wayans in “A Haunted House” and “Fifty Shades of Black”) directing, from a script adaptation penned by Wayans, Cory Koller, and another Wayans frequent collaborator, Rick Alvarez.
Also, Regina Hall will co-star, likely playing Wayans’ soon-to-be wife, as per the original Swedish film.
Currently in pre-production, with a fall shoot date eyed, Wayans, Alvarez, Todd Wagner and Ryan Lewis will produce the movie.
Sean Robins, Michael Flynn and Paul Hanson will exec produce.
Source: Shadow & Act