Unknown Director in Talks for Red Circle

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Unknown director Jaume Collet-Serra is making a deal to direct Red Circle, a remake of the 1970 Alain Delon crime thriller Le cercle rouge. Johnnie To was previously attached to direct the film.

The original is described as follows:

Master thief Corey (Alain Delon) is fresh out of prison. But instead of toeing the line of law-abiding freedom, he finds his steps leading back to the shadowy world of crime, crossing paths with a notorious escapee (Gian Maria Volonté) and an alcoholic ex-cop (Yves Montand). As the unlikely trio plots a heist against impossible odds, their trail is pursued by a relentless inspector (André Bourvil), and fate begins to seal their destinies. Taking its title from Buddhist lore, Jean-Pierre Melville’s Le Cercle rouge combines honorable anti-heroes, coolly atmospheric cinematography, and breathtaking set pieces to create a masterpiece of crime cinema.

The site says that Red Circle is being written by Eastern Promises writer Steven Knight for Working Title Films partners Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner.