August 10, 2006 10:11:37 GMT
Brett Ratner will direct a remake of the 1978 thriller of "The Boys from Brazil."
Director Brett Ratner is getting busier. Already put "Josiah's Canon" and "Rush Hour 3" plus an untitled project in his resume, the Miami Beach native now has one more work to carry out as New Line Cinema has picked him up to helm "The Boys from Brazil", a remake of the 1978 movie of the same title.
Also seating as producer alongside Rob Green and Jay Stern, Ratner will make a contemporized version of the original based on scripts penned by Richard Potter and Matthew Stravitz. Adapted from the Ira Levin's novel, pic follows the story of a man who unveils a diabolical plot by Nazis in South America to revive the Third Reich through the use of cloning.
The only child of a famous Jewish socialite, Ratner initially made his start in show business as a music video director before encountering his directorial debut on the big screen in "Whatever Happened to Mason Reese" (1990). His other film works include "Red Dragon", "After the Sunset", and "X-Men: The Last Stand."