Inside word on Infernal Affairs remake
Posted on Thr, 4-Mar-2004
According to insider ‘Aero’, Leonardo Di Caprio has near officially signed for the “Infernal Affairs” remake.
“Leo’s going to be playing the undercover cop who wins a pass in the gang. He’s just waiting on the revamped script – but seems happy. Pitt’s signed to play the gang member who infiltrates the cops – great fit for both”, he says. “It’ll be a two-hander”.
“They’re transporting the action to Boston, and in essence, combining elements of all three Infernal Affairs movies. If this one’s successful, then of course there will be a sequel, but as it stands, it’s just going to be written as a stand-alone movie. Bill Monahan who did Jurassic Park 4, is the scribe. He’s juggling both jobs at the moment”.
In addition, we’re informed that a new script called “Kumite” has sold nicely, with Jean Claude Van Damme circling the production. It’s apparently reminiscent of some of JC’s earlier material, like “Bloodsport”.