BBC News reports that Paul W.S. Anderson will remake The Long Good Friday, the 1980 British crime thriller that starred Bob Hoskins and Helen Mirren.
In the original, Hoskins played an East End gangster whose criminal empire comes under attack from a wave of mysterious bombings.
Production company Handmade Films said the story would be “refreshed” with a modern setting.
Filming will start in Miami in 2008 under the direction of Paul W.S. Anderson. Anderson’s credits include AVP: Alien vs. Predator, Resident Evil, Event Horizon and Mortal Kombat.
Anderson said: “I am delighted to have the opportunity to put a new spin on this classic film which promises to reveal today’s gritty underworld in an equally shocking fashion.”