Jeff Sneider is reporting exclusively at Collider that Anthony Mackie and Frank Grillo will headline the Netflix original English-language remake of Fred Cavayé‘s 2010 thriller, Point Blank. Everly and Mayhem helmer Joe Lynch is directing from a script by Adam G. Simon, and with Grillo producing with Joe Carnahan via their WarParty banner next to Gaumont.
The film will tackle the harrowing tale that ensues following of a nurse (Mackie) forced to spring a wounded murder suspect (Grillo) from the hospital if he is to rescue his pregnant wife from the man’s brother. The two actors mark their latest film reunion since appearing in Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Captain America: Civil War.
The original film, conceived by Cavayé who co-wrote with Guillaume Lemans inspired a loose Korean remake in 2014 from director Chang titled The Target. Mark Wahlberg was once attached to the project back in 2012 with Leverage and Working Title prior to the usual evolution of things when the development process spans longer than preferred.
Point Blank is currently among a slate of transitional titles at Gaumont for its U.S. feature film division which also lists Yeon Sang-Ho’s Train To Busan as of last year. Both Carnahan and Grillo who recently wrapped action-thriller Boss Level following Jeremy Rush’s Wheelman are also involved in an enticing forthcoming military-toned remake of Indonesian crime thriller The Raid which Simon has also penned.