Jason Statham For Burt Reynolds’ Heat Remake
William Goldman who wrote the original script and will be updating the story to a modern setting and Brian De Palma will be behind the camera.
The story follows a recovering gambling addict (Statham) who makes his living providing protection in the gambling world and refuses to use a gun but intead relies on his fists and knives. But when a friend is brutally beaten by a mobster, he goes on a quest for revenge.
Statham’s no stranger to remakes having starred in a retooling of The Mechanic which originally starred Charles Bronson and stepping in for Sylvester Stallone in Paul WS Anderson’s 2008 remake of Death Race.