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Sparkler, CJ to remake ‘Dirty Carnival’

Chris Hauty attached to write gangster film script

Sparkler Entertainment (“National Treasure”) and CJ Entertainment are developing an English-language remake of 2006 Korean gangster pic “A Dirty Carnival.”

Sparkler topper Charles Segars and Andrew Bernstein will produce along with CJ’s Ted Kim. Chris Hauty (“Never Back Down”) is attached to script.

CJ produced the original “Carnival,” directed and written by Yoo Ha. Story follows the rise and emotional decline of a small-time hoodlum, who collects debts for a Korean triad but is also burdened by his family’s own financial problems.

Segars, who received story credit on “National Treasure” and exec produced that pic and its sequel, is attached to produce “Fort Knox” at Warner Bros. and “Stealing Time” at Sony.

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