Producer Arthur Sarkissian (“Rush Hour”) is set to remake Johnnie To’s crime thrillers “The Mad Detective” and “The Mission” says Variety.
2007’s ‘Detective’ follows a police detective who uses his ability to see the inner personalities of suspects to solve crimes.
1999’s ‘Mission’ follows a mob boss who survives an assassination attempt and hires five bodyguards to protect him. The bonds of the guards are tested when the boss orders them to kill one of their own after he’s suspected of bedding the boss’s wife.
Sarkissian intends to hire writers quickly and self-finance development. He also wold love To to be behind these upcoming remakes.
To is currently prepping “The Red Circle,” a remake of Jean-Pierre Melville’s 1970 film “Le Cercle Rouge.”