48 Hours Is The Latest Title On The Remake Schedule


by James White |
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More and more movies from the past – both recent and distant – are being targeted for remakes, as studios hunt through their archives to find name brands they can exploit. The latest at least has some interesting people involved, with Paramount planning to remake 48 Hours.

The 1982 original, directed by Walter Hill, saw hard-nosed cop Jack Cates (Nick Nolte) temporarily teaming up with smart-mouthed criminal Reggie Hammond (Eddie Murphy) to catch a pair of killers as the clock ticks down. It helped launch both the buddy cop genre (even if one of them isn't law enforcement) and gave Murphy his first foothold in movie stardom.

Paramount has Jerrod Carmichael on board to write the script, with sibling filmmakers Benny and Josh Safdie on to direct, coming off the back of their work with Robert Pattinson in Good Time. Josh will direct and work on the script with Good Time's Ronald Bronstein and Carmichael. Can it channel the feel of the original? Should it? At the very least, it should be something fresh.

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