Al Pacino is set to reunite with his Scarface and Carlito's Way director Brian De Palma for a new thriller entitled Retribution.

The story centers on a hitman and a cop who form an unlikely partnership as they try to bring down a child pornography ring in Philadelphia. The project is actually a remake of Erik Van Looy's Belgian thriller The Memory of a Killer, in which the aging assassin is also battling Alzheimer's Disease, with his mission becoming a race against time as he drifts towards psychic dissolution. It isn't known if the Alzheimer's angle will be played in this modern-day remake or not.

Relativity International is in early talks with acquisitions executives to pick up the project, which was initially being developed by Focus Features, although it isn't known how far along the negotiations are.

Al Pacino will next be seen in Manglehorn and The Humbling. He is also working with Brian De Palma on Happy Valley, where the actor will play disgraced Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno.