Stephen Frears to Remake His 1984 Film ‘The Hit’

Original screenwriter Peter Prince will return for this thriller about an incompetent team of hit men, now set in Hollywood.

Stephen Frears to remake his film The Hit
Stephen Frears to remake his film The Hit
Director Stephen Frears is reuniting with screenwriter Peter Prince and producer Jeremy Thomas for a remake of their own 1984 film The Hit.

This British gangster crime thriller originally starred John Hurt and Tim Roth as incompetent hit men hired by the London mob to kidnap an informer played by Terence Stamp.

The Hit remake will move the action to Mexico and the United States, with Hollywood being used as a backdrop for the story.

This remake is in the early stages of development.

The Hit was released March 8th, 1985 and stars Freddie Stuart, Ralph Brown, A.J. Clarke, Terence Stamp, Lennie Peters, Bernie Searle, Brian Royal, Albie Woodington. The film is directed by Stephen Frears.

The Hit was released in 2014. The film is directed by Stephen Frears.

Sources: Variety

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Comments (5)

  1. ejk1

    @thrashnasty190 You remake your own work if you are dissatisfied with the original.

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  2. Basquat

    Michael Mann remade one of his films too. Heat.
    But it might be a sign that maybe its time to find something else to do.

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  3. slysnide

    Cecil B. Demille remade his own film once, "The Ten Commandments" back in the 20s, then the more famous Heston one in the sixties was it? Regardless, it's rare that filmmakers remake their own movies, with the exception of those who make the same old romcom over and over and over and-- :P

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  4. thedude-abides

    Never heard of it.

    @thrashnasty190 Hitchc*ck did it when he remade his own 1934 version of The Man Who Knew Too much with his 1956 version starring James Stewart and Doris Day. I guess it's because they feel they've grown as artists and would like to go back an revisit earlier material. I agree, it's uncommon.

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  5. thrashnasty190

    Why remake your own film?

    3 years agoby @thrashnasty190Flag

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