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Thursday, November 1, 2012
News has come (from Deadline, Variety, the Hollywood Reporter, etc., etc.) out of the American Film Market in Santa Monica today that Simon West will direct Jason Statham in the remake of William Goldman's Heat. Brian De Palma had previously been attached to direct the picture, telling journalists at recent film festivals that he was working on a revision of the screenplay with his Passion co-screenwriter, Natalie Carter. The film was sold to various territories at the Berlin Film Market, with Statham and De Palma's names attached, this past February. West has previously directed Statham in two films, The Mechanic, and this year's The Expendables 2. Cory Yuen, who directed Statham in The Transporter, joins Heat as action director and fight choreographer. Statham is producing along with Steven Chasman.

"I met De Palma in New York and, you know, he's one of the living legends," Statham told The Playlist's Drew Taylor about the project back in April. "Scarface is one of my top five movies of all time, so the chance to work with that kind of quality is something I never saw happening. It just happens to be an old movie from the past and we're going to do the best we can with it."

Posted by Geoff at 6:05 PM CDT
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Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 6:22 PM CDT

Name: "Harry Georgatos"

Brian De Palma was to good to do a formulaic crime movie with all the cliches one would expect in HEAT. Hopefully DePalma can movie on and do the psychic sci-fi thriller THE DEMOLISHED MAN and match the box-office success of MISSION:IMPOSSIBLE!! I'm still waiting for a release date for PASSION?

Friday, November 2, 2012 - 1:27 AM CDT

Name: "Geoff"
Home Page: https://www.angelfire.com/de/palma

PASSION will be released in early 2013, but no specific dates yet for most countries.

Friday, November 2, 2012 - 2:55 AM CDT

Name: "Andreas"

I hope we get more information. Did De Palma drop out because he has a project that he's more interested in? Or was he fired and replaced by Simon West?

I liked the idea of Brian De Palma directing a rather commercial project, it's success would help him to get back to the budgets he obviously wants to work with.

Friday, November 2, 2012 - 5:47 AM CDT

Name: "Sergio (Tipping My Fedora)"
Home Page: http://bloodymurder.wordpress.com/

Well, I hope this means that De Palma is busy doing somethign else instead. On the one hand I'm glad he is not handling two remakes in a row, but a collaboration with William Goldman, albeit second hand, could have been great. Apparently it was Goldman who nixed De Palma's directing of the original version of THE STEPFORD WIVES which i have always thoguht was a real shame.

Friday, November 2, 2012 - 7:18 AM CDT

Name: "Geoff"
Home Page: https://www.angelfire.com/de/palma

Yes, the producer of THE STEPFORD WIVES did say that on the DVD interview (that Goldman did not want De Palma). And that was when De Palma's latest films were SISTERS and possibly, but not necessarily, PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE.

Friday, November 2, 2012 - 5:31 PM CDT

Name: "ChristianG"
Home Page: http://www.christiangrevstad.wordpress.com

Completely agree. This is really sad if he was fired from the project. 

Saturday, November 3, 2012 - 3:22 AM CDT

Name: "rado"
Home Page: http://rado.bg

Hopefully this detachment isn't the beginning of another long 5 years...

Sunday, November 4, 2012 - 4:59 PM CDT

Name: "Harry Georgatos"

My thoughts tell me DePalma most likely won't get another chance at a big-budget Hollywood film until PASSION proves itself at the box-office.

DePalma with box-office duds like MISSION TO MARS, FEMME FATALE, THE BLACK DAHLIA and REDACTED, which did not recover their budgets and marketing costs, therefore not making a profit for the studio is playing in the minds of the money-people who hold the keys to the kingdom in Hollywood.

A lot is depending on the success of PASSION. If it performs then DePalma will be welcomed back?

Monday, November 5, 2012 - 1:57 AM CST

Name: "rado"
Home Page: http://rado.bg

Not really. M2M did recover its budget (Worldwide: $110,983,407), not to mention the DVD sales. FF was cheap at around $30m and pre-sold internationally so US box office doesn't matter. It seems BDP in this century is a festival filmmaker and doesn't work for US opening weekend BO. It wouldn't hurt, though...

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