Al Pacino will reunite with “Scarface” and “Carlito’s Way” director Brian De Palma on the new thriller “Retribution”.
A contemporary remake of Erik Van Looy’s 2003 Belgian thriller “The Memory of a Killer,” the story centers on an aging hitman and a cop who find themselves allies as they attempt to bring down a child pornography ring in Philadelphia.
What isn’t known is if the remake will also include the original film’s subplot in which the assassin is also battling the onset of Alzheimer’s disease and must race against the clock to bring down the criminals before his mind goes.
Relativity International is in early talks with to pick up the project, which was initially being developed by Focus Features.
This marks the second project Pacino and De Palma have been linked to recently, the other being “Happy Valley” about Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno.