While remake news is always destined to trigger mixed reactions due to fan investment in the original production, this particular project has a lot going for it. Comic book writer turned screenwriter Ed Brubaker (Captain America: Winter Soldier, Batman: Black and White, an episode of Westworld) has written the script along with Nicolas Winding Refn (Bronson, Drive, Neon Demons). Lustig will return to the production, serving as a creative producer, along with Refn. John Hyams (Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning) is set to direct the project.
Co-producer Lene Børglum told Variety that the production would not be a pure horror film, but rather a “contemporary and realistic action thriller.” She had this to say about their choice of Hyams as director:
“The reason why we wanted to work with John Hyams is because we love his visual style and his ability to work extremely well on a limited budget.”
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