Miike’s “Straw” Gets An English Remake

Chris Weitz (“About a Boy,” “The Golden Compass”) is set to direct an English-language remake of Takashi Miike’s 2013 Japanese thriller “Shield of Straw” for All Nippon Entertainment Works and Nippon Television.

The story follows a team of five police officers charged with protecting an accused killer who has been marked for death by the billionaire grandfather of his latest victim.

Creighton Rothenberger and Katrin Benedikt (“Olympus Has Fallen”) are penning the script while Weitz, Naoaki Kitajima, Andrew Miano and Dan Balgoyen will produce.

Source: Variety