Taylor Sheridan is off to a terrific summer start after winning the Un Certain Regard director prize at Cannes last month for his sophmore directing gig, Wind River, which is currently housed at The Weinstein Company. The celebrated screenwriter of other hit films like Hell Or High Water, or Sicario and its upcoming sequel, Soldado, isn’t going to sit still for very long as it is now being reported that his script remaking the 2015 Alice Winocour-directed/co-written French thriller, Disorder (a.k.a. Maryland) has finally landed a director in Logan helmer James Mangold.
The original saw actor Matthias Schoenaerts as Vincent, a PSTD survivor and former solider home from Afghanistan whose new line of work pits him against an unverified threat while protecting the wife of a rich businessman (Diane Kruger) in France. As Deadline reports, Sheridan’s script, in a rare departure from original material, used Winocour’s film as a starting point and applied several alterations to the story – setting the story on the Spanish island of Majorca, changing the solider’s affliction and adding a love story to boot – to earn the script’s standing as a potential franchise vehicle.
Escape Artists’s own Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, Steve Tisch and Tony Shaw are producing the film as initially reported late last year. David Beaubaire is overseeing the production for Sony with plans for Mangold to look over the script together and hopefully get cameras rolling before 2018.