RED Director Looking to Take on Movie Remake
The suddenly in demand Robert Schwentke who just helemed the new Bruce Willis movie RED, is in discussions to direct “The Osterman Weekend,” a remake of the 1983 film of the same title. The original film was itself an adaptation of a Robert Lundlum book, the author behind the “Bourne” series.
The original film starred Rutger Haur and Dennis Hopper, and followed a loving family man and attorney who found himself in the middle of a national security situation. The character, John Tanner, is invited by neighbors to a weekend getaway when he learns from the CIA that the family is involved in a dangerous conspiracy plot that poses a serious threat to national security. Summit Entertainment has been working on the project for some time now, but has a script from Simon Kinberg who penned “Sherlock Holmes” and “Mr. and Mrs. Smith.”
Schwentke appears to be a big fan of adapting novels. Though he has no projects currently in development, Schwentke will soon be working on “Conspiracy of Fools,” “Charlie Johnson in Flames,” and “Entering Hades.”