MGM and the WWE are teaming to develop a direct-to-DVD remake of the Chuck Norris 1984 Vietnam pic “Missing in Action” says The Hollywood Reporter.
The original centered on Col. James Braddock (Norris), a POW of the Viet Cong who escapes Southeast Asia and heads back to liberate other U.S. captives. A prequel and a sequel were released in the following four years.
Jeremy Passmore, who also is penning MGM’s “Red Dawn” theatrical remake, is on board to write the script with partner Andre Fabrizio.
The new film will be updated to reflect modern military realities and will be set during the current Iraq War. Andrew Stevens (“Heist”) will produce.