Michael De Luca, Alison Rosenzweig and Michael Gaeta are developing a remake of the 1987 Mickey Rourke supernatural thriller “Angel Heart” reports Variety.
The trio optioned the rights to the film from a private U.K. firm as well as the book rights to William Hjortsberg’s novel “Falling Angel” from which it was adapted.
The novel follows the exploits of Harry Angel, a New York detective hired by a mysterious client to track down a once-popular performer indebted to him.
While pursuing this seemingly routine investigation, Harry encounters dark and supernatural forces. Alan Parker helmed the original which starred Mickey Rourke, Lisa Bonet, and a memorable turn by Robert De Niro as the client who turned out to be The Devil himself.