Mark Wahlberg and Kate Beckinsale will star in the thriller, which is an Americanized remake of the Icelandic thriller Reykjavic-Rotterdam. The story centers on a former smuggler who gave up the life and is now a security guard. He gets dragged back into the smuggling game when his wife's brother accidently messes up a run.
It wasn't stated when Contraband would go into production. A release date hasn't been set as of yet. Universal Pictures was originally set to distribute the movie, although they balked when the budget came in at $40 million. Relativity Media were in talks to distribute and, even though they got the budget down to $30 million, they still hesitated, which gave room for Universal to step back in.