A web-site dedicated to action star Chow You Fat is claiming that Chow, along with Hong Kong director Johnny To will be teaming up to shoot an English-language remake of Jean-Pierre Melville’s ‘Le Cercle Rouge.’ Orlando Bloom and Liam Nesson are also reportedly part of the cast.
The original film starred Alain Delon and Yves Montand. The movie is about a jewel thief and a murderer who meet up and plan an elaborate jewel heist. (Because it is a Melville film, the heist is incredibly elaborate.)
As a huge Melville fan, I’m loathe to imagine a re-make of one of his masterworks, but, maybe it’ll be good. Maybe.