Sam Raimi To Direct “A Prophet” Remake

Filmmaker Sam Raimi is reportedly in talks to direct the English language-remake of Jacques Audiard’s acclaimed 2009 French film “A Prophet” at Sony Pictures and Original Film.

A Best Foreign Language Film Oscar nominee and Grand Prize winner at Cannes, the story follows a young Arab man (Tahar Rahim) and his rise to power in a criminal syndicate after he is mentored by a crime boss.

Neal H. Moritz and Toby Jaffe will produce the new take with Dennis Lehane penning the script for the new version. Production aims to get underway mid-2016.

Source: Variety