Jason Statham to star in Heat remake

News Simon Brew 2 Nov 2012 - 06:35
Jason Statham in Crank

A remake of the film Heat is being planned, and Jason Statham will reunite with director Simon West for the project...

It's a bit of a treat for fans of The Statham this week. Two new projects that are likely to involve him were revealed yesterday (that'll be The Expendables 3 and The Mechanic 2), and now, we hear that he's teaming up with Con Air director Simon West for a third time.

The project that's brought them together is a remake of the 1986 Burt Reynolds movie Heat. If you clicked on the story thinking it was a remake of the Michael Mann classic of the same name that was being talked about, you can breathe out now.

Heat is based on the novel by William Goldman, and it's about a heavy gambler who has to support his habit by taking on a variety of unsavoury jobs. However, things change when his friend is beaten up, and it becomes one man versus the mob. In the new film, that man will be Jason Statham. We do not fancy the mob's chances.

The film is set to start shooting in February, and is likely to be released in early 2014. You can be sure that we'll keep you posted on it.

The Hollywood Reporter.

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