In a story from Variety, producer Arthur Sarkissian (Rush Hour) has picked up the rights to remake Mad Detective and The Mission.

These are two crime thrillers from Hong Kong director Johnnie To.

Mad Detective follows a detective who can see inside people's minds to solve crimes. The Mission sees a mob boss trying to get his bodyguards to kill one another.

"These are two of his best films, and if Johnnie wants to remake his own movies on an international level, that would be great," stated Sarkissian.

His plan is to finance the development of these pictures himself and hire writers very soon.

Evan Jacobs