The Debt was a fairly well received Mossad-hunting-Nazis Israeli film released in 2007. Unfortunately, it was completely and utterly unwatchable outside of Israel since the filmmakers had the gall to release the film in Hebrew of all languages instead of a good and proper language like English. So they’re remaking it in English.
Of course they also managed to land some real talent: Helen Mirren and Ciaran Hinds. They also managed to land Sam Worthington. After all of his two-dimensional performances in three-dimensional films, it will be interesting to see if Worthington drops down to one dimension in a 2D film. John Madden (who directed Shakespeare in Love and guided the Raiders to their first Super Bowl victory) is directing.
Here’s the press release plot summary, which at first glance looks to be Munich with a few of the details switched around:
In 1965, three young Israeli Mossad agents on a secret mission capture and kill a notorious Nazi war criminal. Now, thirty years later, a man claiming to be the Nazi has surfaced in the Ukraine and one of the former agents must go back undercover to seek out the truth.
And here’s the trailer: