Exclusive: Robert Schwentke in Talks to Direct The Osterman Weekend Remake

By Dustin Rowles | Trade News | July 15, 2010 | Comments ()

By Dustin Rowles | Trade News | July 15, 2010 |


One of the projects he's now considering, according to The Hollywood Cog, is Summit Entertainment's The Osterman Weekend, which has the double marketing advantage of both being a remake of a 1983 Sam Peckinpah film starring Rutger Haur and Dennis Hopper, as well as being another adaptation for Schwentke to tackle, this one from author Robert Ludlum, he of Bourne fame.

The Osterman Weekend follows a hardworking attorney and loving husband, John Tanner, who is convinced by a CIA agent that the friends who have invited him to a weekend in the country are engaged in a conspiracy called Omega, which threatens national security. The film has been in development for some time over at Summit, and the script comes from Simon Kinberg (Sherlock Holmes, Mr. and Mrs. Smith). The pic is being produced by Kinberg and Peter Davis.

If Schwentke signs on, it wouldn't be his only in-development project. Conspiracy of Fools, based on the Kurt Eichenwald novel, has been announced, and he's also attached to Charlie Johnson in Flames, based on the Michael Ignatieff novel (yes, that Ignatieff -- the leader of Canada's liberal party) and Entering Hades, based on a John Leake novel. Clearly, Schwentke likes to adapt conspiracy theory novels.





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