You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Leth to direct ‘La scorta’ remake

Universal, Imagine nab Peter Craig to write film

Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment are plotting a remake of 1993 Italian film “La scorta,” setting Asger Leth to direct and Peter Craig to pen the screenplay.

Original pic told the story of four policemen assigned to guard a special prosecutor trying to bring mob bosses to justice. His predecessor was blown away along with a bodyguard. The four guards are conflicted about their jobs and frustrated as they watch government insiders thwart the lawman at every turn.

The Danish-born Leth is making his American directorial debut. His 2006 documentary “Ghosts of Cite Soleil” concerns the clash between two brothers who are gang leaders and henchmen of Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide.

Craig’s credits include “The Town,” a romantic comedy about a thief who falls in love with a victim that Adrian Lyne will direct for Warner Bros. He also adapted “Hot Plastic” for Radar and Maguire Entertainment.

More Film

  • Wonderstruck

    ‘Wonderstruck’ Colorist Joe Gawler on How Film's Multi-Period Look Was Created

    Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment are plotting a remake of 1993 Italian film “La scorta,” setting Asger Leth to direct and Peter Craig to pen the screenplay. Original pic told the story of four policemen assigned to guard a special prosecutor trying to bring mob bosses to justice. His predecessor was blown away along with […]

  • Sarah Jones

    ICG President Steven Poster Pushes On-Set Safety, Slams Government’s Anti-Union Stance

    Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment are plotting a remake of 1993 Italian film “La scorta,” setting Asger Leth to direct and Peter Craig to pen the screenplay. Original pic told the story of four policemen assigned to guard a special prosecutor trying to bring mob bosses to justice. His predecessor was blown away along with […]

  • Isle of Dogs

    Production Designer Adam Stockhausen on Building Wes Anderson's Worlds

    Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment are plotting a remake of 1993 Italian film “La scorta,” setting Asger Leth to direct and Peter Craig to pen the screenplay. Original pic told the story of four policemen assigned to guard a special prosecutor trying to bring mob bosses to justice. His predecessor was blown away along with […]

  • On Body and Soul Hungarian Movie

    Hungary's 'On Body and Soul' Wins Top Award at Camerimage Film Festival

    Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment are plotting a remake of 1993 Italian film “La scorta,” setting Asger Leth to direct and Peter Craig to pen the screenplay. Original pic told the story of four policemen assigned to guard a special prosecutor trying to bring mob bosses to justice. His predecessor was blown away along with […]

  • 'Incredibles 2' Gets First Teaser Trailer

    'Incredibles 2' Gets First Teaser Trailer From Disney-Pixar

    Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment are plotting a remake of 1993 Italian film “La scorta,” setting Asger Leth to direct and Peter Craig to pen the screenplay. Original pic told the story of four policemen assigned to guard a special prosecutor trying to bring mob bosses to justice. His predecessor was blown away along with […]

  • John Bailey Academy President

    Academy President John Bailey on Extending Oscars' Global Reach

    Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment are plotting a remake of 1993 Italian film “La scorta,” setting Asger Leth to direct and Peter Craig to pen the screenplay. Original pic told the story of four policemen assigned to guard a special prosecutor trying to bring mob bosses to justice. His predecessor was blown away along with […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content