Martin Campbell Directs 36 Remake

Director Martin Campbell (“Casino Royale,” “Goldfinger,” “The Mask of Zorro”) is attached to helm Paramount’s thriller “36” says The Hollywood Reporter.

A remake of the acclaimed 2004 French-language thriller “36 quai des orfevres,” the story revolves around two detectives who try to solve a series of armored car robberies in the hopes of landing a promotion promised to whoever catches the perpetrators.

Author-screenwriter Richard Price (“Freedomland,” “Mad Dog and Glory”) has been tapped to overhaul Dean Georgaris’ screenplay and reimagine the two detectives in their 30s. Robert De Niro, who is producing and was attached to star, will now bow out of the acting role due to the reinvention.

Campbell is presently readying 20th Century Fox’s thriller “Unstoppable” as his next project.