tvgWhen Dutch director Theo van Gogh was murdered last year for a controversial film critical of Islam (his killer has been sentenced to life in prison), he exploded into the world's consciousness. In a move that either callously takes advantage of van Gogh's tragic fame or hopes to bring his work to a wider audience, a pair of production companies are in the process of remaking three of his films in English. American company Ironworks Productions is cooperating with Dutch group Column Productions on the project, and already on board to direct are Steve Buscemi, Stanley Tucci, and Bob Balaban. For those of you familiar with van Gogh, the three films undergoing Americanization are 06, Blind Date, and Interview; all three will be shot on digital video in New York starting in 2006.