Statham will be joined by Stanley Tucci, Anne Heche and Cedric the Entertainer in the action thriller. Heat has nothing to do with Michael Mannís police procedural with Al Pacino and Robert De Niro. Instead, it is based on a William Goldman novel that casts the Transporter star as an ex-mercenary and a gambling addict working as a bodyguard in Las Vegas.
Simon West's Heat remake is up one more familiar face. Joining Jason Statham in the film is Milo Ventimiglia, who may be best known for playing the starring role of Peter Petrelli in NBC's Heroes, or on the feature side, as the title character's son in Rocky Balboa.
ergara is in negotiations to appear opposite Jason Statham for the Simon West-helmed remake of the 1986 Burt Reynolds film Heat. Notice how that was worded to avoid all confusion with Michael Mannís 1995 crime epic.
It's a little terrifying to hear about a remake of Heat starring Jason Statham, since you rightly assume that they're talking about the iconic Michael Mann film, which famously united Al Pacino and Robert De Niro for a single electrifying scene. But the remake that Statham has stepped behind is in fact of the 1986 film of the same name
For years we have watched as studios have constantly churned out remakes of 80s movies like Fright Night, Clash of the Titans, Nightmare on Elm Street and The Karate Kid, but the release of Total Recall brings us into whole new territory: the 90s. The original adaptation, directed by Paul Verhoeven, came out in 1990, and the remake could very well be the excuse studios need to start mining the rest of the decade for properties to reboot.
Statham will play Mex -- a character portrayed by Burt Reynolds in the '86 film -- a former soldier of fortune who "rents" his services out to various Las Vegas loners. When one of his friends is savagely beaten by a high-roller with mob connections, Mex agrees to help, but, in the process, the job threatens his business, his contacts and maybe even his life. Stathamís fine for the part, and with De Palma and Goldman backing him up, Heat appears to be in the best hands possible.
There are always trends to pay attention to in Hollywood. Be it vampires or ensemble rom-coms or super hero movies, there are patterns in the business and two upcoming films are hoping to change the mold a little bit by bringing the classic bank robber movie back to the forefront of American cinema