Nicolas Cage has signed on to star in the thriller, Bangkok Dangerous.

The film is a remake of the 1999 Thai film and will be directed by the same two who helmed the original, Oxide Pang Chun and Danny Pang. Variety reports Cage will play a cold-blooded hit man who heads to Bangkok to pull off four jobs, and winds up falling in love with a local girl and bonding with his errand boy.

Shooting for Bangkok Dangerous begins in August in Asia; no release date has been set.