Martin Campbell (The Mask of Zorro, Casino Royale) is attached to direct Paramount Pictures' 36, a remake of the 2004 French-language thriller 36 quai des orfevres, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Author-screenwriter Richard Price (Freedomland) has been hired to do a rewrite.
The story revolves around two detectives who try to solve a series of armored car robberies in the hopes of landing a promotion promised to whoever catches the perpetrators.
Robert De Niro, who is producing the project, had been attached to star. But sources said that Price will overhaul Dean Georgaris' screenplay and reimagine the two detectives in their 30s.