Jan de Bont has signed on to direct a remake of the 1961 crime thriller Five Minutes to Live for producers Joseph Nasser and Jack Nasser.

Raul Inglis is writing the screenplay, which follows two men who attempt to rob a bank through an unconventional method. One man holds the bank manager's wife hostage, while the other tells the manager his wife only has five minutes to live unless he transfers money to their account. Musician Johnny Cash starred in the original Five Minutes to Live, which also featured Ron Howard.

Nasser Entertainment Group is financing the drama, which will begin casting immediately. No production schedule was given for Five Minutes to Live.

Jan de Bont, who was a longtime cinematographer before making his directorial debut with Speed, has not directed a movie since 2003's Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle Of Life.