Brett Ratner has signed on to direct a modern remake of the thriller, The Boys From Brazil for New Line Cinema; Ratner will also produce through his Rat Entertainment Group.

Richard Potter and Matthew Stravitz will write the script based on the 1978 version. Variety reminds us that the film was based on the Ira Levin novel where Laurence Olivier uncovered a diabolical plot by Nazis in South America to revive the Third Reich through the use of cloning. Gregory Peck played Dr. Josef Mengele, the plot's mastermind.

The remake of The Boys From Brazil has no production schedule as of yet.