Australian director Phillip Noyce, behind films such as Dead Calm, Clear and Present Danger, The Bone Collector, Rabbit-Proof Fence, and Salt, is set to direct the remake of a Danish thriller.
THR reports that Noyce will be directing Ambulance, which “re-conceives” the 2005 film to a thriller said to be in the vein of Heat and Dog Day Afternoon.
The original Ambulance tells the story of two brothers who decide to embark on a robbery to pay for their dying mother’s health care. The robbery doesn’t go according to plan and they steal an ambulance during their escape, only to find that it’s carrying a dying heart patient.
Chris Fedak, who co-created TV’s Chuck, is attached on writing duties, while Brad Fischer, James Vanderbilt and William Sherak will be producing under their Mythology Entertainment Banner. Good Universe is also behind the remake.
Despite Noyce’s resume featuring many solid films, the last film he brought us was the disappointing and under-performing YA adaptation The Giver. Fingers crossed this one goes well.
While it isn’t subtitled, this trailer for the original Ambulance does give you a good idea as to what basic trajectory the new film may follow. Check it out: