According to Variety, Columbia acquired remake rights to the 2004 Danish film Brothers and set Troy scribe David Benioff to write an Americanized version of the drama. Michael De Luca will produce with Joni Sighvatsson.

The Susanne Bier-directed original concerned two Danish brothers, one of whom is sent to fight in Afghanistan while his black sheep brother becomes caretaker to his wife and child.

Benioff, who most recently scripted the X-Men spinoff "Wolverine" for Fox, adapted "For Whom the Bell Tolls" at Warner Bros. and "Kite Runner" at DreamWorks, will set the drama in the U.S.