“Rush Hour” producer Arthur Sarkissian has acquired rights to remake The Mad Detective and The Mission, two crime thrillers directed by Hong Kong helmer Johnnie To.
Variety says Sarkissian described To’s 2007 film as a psychological thriller about a police detective who uses his ability to see the inner personalities of suspects to solve crimes.
To’s 1999 film The Mission is the story of 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.
To is preparing to direct The Red Circle, a remake of the Jean-Pierre Melville-directed 1970 film Le Cercle Rouge.