Optimum to remake ‘Brighton Rock’
Optimum’s CEO Will Clarke has spent several months combing through the French major’s vast library for titles to remake as British movies, working closely with StudioCanal’s senior veep of U.S. production and remake development Ron Halpern. They have now put their first three projects into development – including an adaptation of the Graham Greene classic “Brighton Rock.
“Brighton Rock” is being written and will be directed by Rowan Joffe, who co-wrote “28 Weeks Later” and “Last Resort.” Joffe is updating the story from the 1930s to the 1960s, to give it a more modern feel. The project will be steered by Paul Webster (“Atonement”).