A new remake of the classic tale Wuthering Heights has a new director. According to Variety, John Maybury (The Jacket) is set to take the reins of Wuthering Heights.

Olivia Hetreed (Girl with a Pearl Earring) wrote the screenplay and casting is currently under way, with plans to start shooting in the fall.

Maybury is currently wrapping up production on The Edge of Love starring Keira Knightley, Sienna Miller and Cillian Murphy.

Wuthering Heights has been adapted more than a dozen times, the most notable being the 1939 film with Laurence Olivier and Merle Oberon. The story revolves around love and obsessive passion torn through the societal class system.