Thursday, November 01, 2012

Cinemystery: Production Update on Film Adaptation of William Goldman's Heat

Cinemystery: Crime Novels Adapted for Film

Back in February we reported that William Goldman would adapt his 1985 crime thriller Heat, with Jason Statham starring. At the time Brian De Palma was attached to direct, but today we're learning that Simon West (Con Air, The General's Daughter) will helm the remake. West also directed Jason Statham in The Mechanic.

Goldman, who has won two Oscars for adapted screenplays (Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, 1969; and All the President's Men, 1976), first adapted his book for the 1986 film Heat starring Burt Reynolds.

Heat is expected to begin production in February 2013.

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Heat by William Goldman

Heat
William Goldman

Las Vegas security man Nick Escalante, an ex-Marine, chances on to a bizarre kidnapping threat and races into a night-time world of false identities, vicious grievances, and gruesome encounters.

Heat is out of print and unavailable as an ebook.

Heat by William Goldman, Available from AbeBooks

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