Director Stephen Frears is reuniting with screenwriter Peter Prince and producer Jeremy Thomas for a remake of their own 1984 film The Hit.

This British gangster crime thriller originally starred John Hurt and Tim Roth as incompetent hit men hired by the London mob to kidnap an informer played by Terence Stamp.

The Hit remake will move the action to Mexico and the United States, with Hollywood being used as a backdrop for the story.

This remake is in the early stages of development.