They’ve had a fantastic year with their superb Cannes break-out Good Time, which delivered one of the best performances from Robert Pattinson, and now it looks like filmmakers Ben and Joshua Safdie are to remake Eddie Murphy and Nick Nolte action-comedy 48 Hrs.
Walter Hill directed the original 1982 movie, which revolved around a cop and a felon who form an unlikely partnership to capture a pair of killers on the run. It even spawned a sequel, Another 48 Hours in 1990.
Here’s full synopsis of the original movie:
Renegade cop Jack Cates (Nick Nolte) pulls bank robber Reggie Hammond (Eddie Murphy) from a federal prison on a 48-hour leave to help him capture Hammond’s old partner, Albert Ganz (James Remar). Having escaped from a prison work crew, Ganz is on a killing spree around San Francisco, on the trail of half a million dollars that went missing after one of his robberies. The cocky Reggie knows where the money is, but spars with the hotheaded Jack as he enjoys his temporary freedom.
No news yet on who will play the two main roles, but the new film is set up at Paramount Pictures. Joshua Safdie will co-write the script with their frequent collaborator Ronald Bronstein and also comedian Jerrod Carmichael.