Tarik Saleh (“The Nile Hilton Incident”) has been set to direct “The Red Circle,” a remake of Jean-Pierre Melville’s classic 1970 Franco-Italian cat-and-mouse thriller “Le Cercle Rouge” for GK Films, Arthur Sarkissian Prods. and Studiocanal.
The new version’s story follows two escaped criminals from the West and an ex-Hong Kong cop who plan an elaborate heist while trying to avoid a local crime boss and a relentless police investigator.
Steven Knight (“Eastern Promises,” “Peaky Blinders”) has penned the script with Saleh doing a polish now before going out to cast. Johnathan Perera (“Miss Sloane”) also did some work on it.