Stephen Frears to Direct a Remake of His The Hit


Variety says that director Stephen Frears, writer Peter Prince and producer Jeremy Thomas are reuniting to remake their 1984 film, The Hit.

In the original, Terence Stamp plays Willie, a gangster’s henchman turned “supergrass” (informer) trying to live in peaceful hiding in a remote Spanish village. Sun-dappled bliss turns to nerve-racking suspense, however, when two hit men–played by a soulless John Hurt and a youthful, loose-cannon Tim Roth–come a-calling to bring Willie back for execution.

Eric Clapton created music for the film with guitarist Paco de LucĂ­a.

Thomas says the remake moves the action to Mexico and the U.S.