Focus hopes to spin a hit with ‘Hanna’

Adelstein, Nemes to produce film

Focus Features is developing “Hanna,” a reverse spin on “The Professional” from tyro scribe Seth Lochhead.

In this version, a 14-year-old raised by her father to be a cold-hearted killing machine must learn how to be a girl. In Luc Besson’s 1994 bigscreen version, an orphaned girl played by Natalie Portman befriended her neighbor, a hitman.

Marty Adelstein and Scott Nemes are producing “Hanna.”

Adelstein Prods. recently set up “Hurricane Season,” an adaptation of the Neal Thompson book about a football team’s unlikely triumph in post-Katrina New Orleans, at HBO.

They are also producing “The Experiment,” the English-language remake of “Das Experiment” that Paul Scheuring will write and direct for Inferno Entertainment. They previously produced “Black Christmas.”

Lochhead is repped by Circle of Confusion and William Morris.

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