NBC has handed out a script sale with a penalty attached to a TV series reboot of “The Italian Job,” the classic 1969 British heist film and its subsequent American 2003 remake.
The small screen version follows a make-shift family of expert criminals who are forced out of retirement when an opportunity arises to get their beloved ‘patriarch’ out of jail.
At the core of this dysfunctional family is Charlie Croker, a charming ex-con who tried to go straight. However, like the rest of his crew, he can’t resist the adrenaline rush of the high-stakes heist world.
Rob Weiss (“Ballers,” “Entourage”) and Benjamin Brand will pen the script and executive produce. Donald De Line, who produced the 2003 film starring Mark Wahlberg and Ed Norton, will also produce this.
The series joins numerous other TV reboots in the works including “Taken,” “Magnum P.I.,” “Let the Right One In,” “The Lost Boys,” “L.A. Law,” “Varsity Blues” and “The Departed” and follows on from the recent launches of “Lethal Weapon” and “MacGyver”.
Source: The Live Feed