According to Variety, Sparkler Entertainment (National Treasure) and CJ Entertainment are coming together for an English-language remake of the 2006 Korean gangster film A Dirty Carnival.

Chris Hauty (Never Back Down) is going to write the script.

CJ Entertainment made the original film which was directed and written by Yoo Ha. The story centers on the rise and fall of a small-time hood, who works for a Korean triad collecting debts but is also against the wall by his family's own financial crisis.