Logan director James Mangold is set to direct a remake of the 2015 French film Disorder for Sony Pictures. Mangold is best known to general audiences as the director of the last two Wolverine solo movies. The director has a diverse filmography, heading films such as Cop Land, Walk the Line, and Girl, Interrupted.
According to Deadline, after making back-t0-back comic book films with The Wolverine and Logan, Mangold is set to helm the American remake of the French thriller Disorder. Sony Picture is producing the film, and Mangold will be working off a script written by Taylor Sheridan. Sheridan is best known as the screenwriter of recently acclaimed films Sicario and Hell or High Water.
Disorder premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in May of 2015 and was released throughout France in September of that year. Directed by Alice Winocour, it stars Rust and Bone‘s Matthias Schoenaerts as Vincent, an ex-soldier struggling with PTSD after returning from a tour in Afghanistan. Vincent is hired to protect the wife of a wealthy Lebanese businessman while he leaves town, who is played by Diana Krueger (Inglourious Basterds). The film received a brief release in the United States last year, and was titled Maryland in some countries.
The remake is being produced by Escape Artists partners Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, and Steve Tisch, who together have combined to work on films like The Pursuit of Happiness, The Equalizer, and The Magnificent Seven. They are collaborating with Tony Shaw, who is producing for the first time after working as an assistant on The Bourne Legacy. Sheridan, who usually works in original writing, made an exception for this remake when he was approached about the project. His script reportedly takes the structure of the original, but attempts to build a franchise character around it.
Additionally, this will not be Mangold’s first remake, as he directed the 2007 Western 3:10 to Yuma starring Russell Crowe and Christian Bale. That film earned rave reviews and performed well at the box office. The combination of Mangold and Sheridan working together is enticing, particularly after the achievements of Logan and Hell or High Water. The stigma that comes with American remakes of foreign films may not be justified this time around with this type of talent working to make the movie a reality.
Mangold and Sheridan will collaborate on the next draft of the script, with production and casting hoping to get underway on Disorder over the next year. Be sure to check Screen Rant for any additional information on these developments.