The 1980 original starred Bob Hoskins as a London gangster whose criminal empire comes under attack from a wave of mysterious bombings.
But production company Handmade Films says the new movie would be “refreshed” with a modern setting. Chairman Patrick Meehan says, “The original was a highly praised classic and one of Handmade’s most prized films, but its reach was limited primarily to the U.K.
“Following continued interest from the U.S., we realized this remake could attract audiences worldwide with an updated setting and contemporary overtones.
“When Paul presented his creative vision for this project, we were instantly convinced that this is a story that could be successfully refreshed, yet leave the integrity of the original intact.”
No actors have so far been cast for the project.
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