Ain’t It Cool reports that a movie remake of the revolutionary 1970s British cop show “The Sweeney” is in the works. Ray Winstone is expected to step into John Thaw’s shoes as the Jack Regan character.
The original show was a hard-edged 70’s cop show, replete with a then shocking level of grittiness, profanity and violence. In it the cops of the Metropolitan Police Flying Squad tackle the worst organised crime across London – in the process annoying a lot of people, but getting the job done.
Original series creators Ian Kennedy Martin is said to have penned the script and Nick Love (“Football Factory,” “The Business”) will direct.