In the never-ending quest to remake every movie that came out during the 80s, Hollywood has found its next target in the form of 48 Hrs. The 1982 buddy cop movie starred Eddie Murphy and Nick Nolte as unlikely allies trying to catch a cop killer in under 48 hours. It was a critical and commercial success, one which helped to launch Eddie Murphy's movie career. It's easy to roll your eyes at the idea of another remake, but this one has actually secured some pretty exciting talent behind the wheel. Benny and Josh Safdie, the brother filmmaking team behind this year's Good Time, will write and direct the action remake.
According to THR, Paramount Players has recruited Benny and Josh Safdie to co-write and direct a remake of 48 Hrs. The Safdie brothers made a big splash this year with the release of their Robert Pattinson crime thriller, Good Time. The film got loads of critical praise, and now the brothers are getting a shot at a bigger production. Josh Safdie will direct and co-write the script alongside Ronald Bronstein, who also co-wrote the script for Good Time. The writing team is complete with the addition of Jerrod Carmichael, the rising comedian who starred and created The Carmichael Show on NBC.
On the production front, Chernin Entertainment is helping with production duties. Chernin Entertainment was behind The Planet of the Apes franchise reboot, which concluded just this summer with War for the Planet of the Apes. Those are some excellent blockbusters, so having them on board for 48 Hrs. certainly doesn't hurt anything. There's no word on who might star in the remake, but we'll let you know as soon as the project really gets off of the ground.
All in all, this is a very exciting creative team. The Safdie brothers proved their stuff with Good Time, which has been nominated for several Independent Spirit Awards this year. Good Time follows a criminal (Robert Pattinson) who must rescue his disabled brother from jail after the duo botched a robbery attempt. It's exciting to think about what the brother filmmakers can do with a gritty action-comedy like 48 Hrs. and this is definitely a remake to pay attention to.
48 Hrs. is a 1982 buddy cop flick (it helped launch the genre) that starred Nick Nolte as a cop on the hunt for a notorious killer. He eventually recruits a con-man (Eddie Murphy) to help him and the unlikely pair form an alliance to bring down their target. The movie was directed by action guru Walter Hill and helped launch the big-screen career of Eddie Murphy. The remake is still in the earliest stages of development, so just like there are no actors, there is also no release date set just yet. There are plenty of movies that do have release dates coming out soon, so hit up our 2018 movie guide for everything coming your way.
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