Rod Lurie is on board to direct and produce a remake of the 1971 thriller, Straw Dogs for Screen Gems.

Reed Steiner is writing the screenplay that revolves around a young American and his English wife who move to rural England and face increasingly vicious local harassment. The plot details for the remake are being kept under wraps, but The Hollywood Reporter says it will take place in the U.S.

Straw Dogs has no production schedule.