As reported by Variety, Taodue's Pietro Valsecchi and Camilla Nesbitt are working on the French remake of Quo vado?, Gennaro Nunziante's and Checco Zalone's box office hit that earned over 60 million Euro in Italy two years ago. French comedy specialist Fabien Onteniente, known for the series Camping, is going to direct the film. Guy Laurent (Serial Bad Weddings) penned the script. Shooting will start on April 2019 and the film, yet untitled, will be released by SND.
Medset - the Paris-based arm of Taodue, launched in 2016 and set to be more and more at the forefront of Valsecchi's and Nesbitt's productions - will oversee the production. Medset is currently working on the French adaptation of another recent Italian hit, Paolo Genovese's Perfect Strangers, which will be titled Le Jeu. The film will be directed by Fred Cavayè (Penny Pincher!) and will star French comedy superstar Dany Boon alongside Bérénice Bejo, Suzanne Clément, Stéphane de Groodt, and Vincent Elbaz. Moreover, Medset is also developing another film for the French market, the comedy-thriller The Night Off, to be penned by Valsecchi and Andrea Nobile.
The producer told Variety that Taodue will keep on producing in Italy, but will mainly focus on the French market given the lack of great Italian directors, "with the exception of a dozen filmmakers, including Paolo Sorrentino and Paolo Virzì." Valsecchi and Nesbitt disagree with the new Cinema Law which favours independent producers with a tax credit of 30%, while Taodue can only get a 15% given its relation with Mediaset. As the producers argue, in France there are not such "absurd and punitive" distinctions.