Cinematographer Frank Byers (“Boxing Helena”) is set to direct, and screenwriter Franc. Reyes (“Empire”) is set to pen an indie remake of Jean-Luc Godard’s 1965 film noir “Alphaville” for Studiocanal and Ville Productions.
The story follows Lemmy Caution, who is sent to a dystopian city on a series of missions by the Outerlands. These include finding a missing agent, capturing the creator of the city Professor von Braun, and destroying von Braun’s sentient computer system which controls the city and the minds of its citizens.
The remake is said to bring a fresh take on the story that reflects what’s happening in today’s political climate.
Source: The Wrap