A remake of The Harder They Come is in the works, Variety is reporting.
The original film, released in 1972, featured musician Jimmy Cliff in the lead role. Produced and set in Jamaica, the film became a midnight classic when it hit the United States the following year, distributed by Roger Corman. The crime actioner boasts a reggae soundtrack with tracks by Cliff himself.
Justine Henzell, the daughter of the original film’s writer/director Perry Henzell, will produce the remake alongside Xingu Films’ Trudie Style and Alex Francis and Conquering Lion’s Damon D’Oliveira and Clement Virgo.
The new version is said to focus on modern reggae and will be written by Third World Cop‘s Chris Salewicz.
Production is currently targeted to begin sometime in 2012.