Deadline is exclusively reporting that Sony is fast tracking a remake of 2015 French film Disorder, with James Mangold to direct the script penned by Taylor Sheridan.
The story of Disorder focused on an ex-soldier with PTSD hired to protect the wife and child of a wealthy Lebanese businessman while he’s out of town. Despite the apparent tranquility in Maryland, the soldier perceives an external threat. The film starred Matthias Schoenaerts and Diane Kruger, and was direct by Alice Winocour, who also wrote the script in collaboration with Jean-Stéphane Bron.
The project is being produced by Escape Artists partners Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal and Steve Tisch, along with Tony Shaw, with David Beaubaire overseeing the project for the studio. Taylor Sheridan normally works on doing original scripts (such as Sicario, Hell or High Water and the upcoming Wind River and Sicario sequel Soldado) but was swayed by Escape Artist’s Todd Black last fall when Sony bought the remake rights for Disorder. The report states that Sheridan has adapted the screenplay by changing the soldier’s affliction, added a romance and changed the location to Majorca, creating an air of a potential franchise for the studio with this character. James Mangold, coming off critical and universal acclaim with Hugh Jackman’s final Wolverine film Logan, is said to have jumped in on the project after reading Sheridan’s script. The report also states that the hope of the studio is that they can cast and start production before the end of the year.