James Mangold, Taylor Sheridan Partner for Remake of French Thriller ‘Disorder’
After Logan’s smashing success, Sony has put director James Mangold at the helm of their remake of Disorder, a French thriller that starred Matthias Schoenaerts as a PTSD-afflicted ex-solder hired to protect the family of a wealthy businessman while he’s out of town.
Deadline reports that Mangold will be directing a script from Taylor Sheridan (Sicario, Hell or High Water), and that the American Disorder is being fast-tracked. When Sheridan, who just won the Un Certain Regard prize at Cannes for the upcoming Wind River, was hired for Disorder last fall, he used the original as a jumping-off point and “changed the soldier’s affliction, added a romance, set the whole thing in Majorca and created a potential franchise character.”
The hope from Sony is that they’ll get the cast all figured out soon enough and start production by the end of the year. The original film, screened in competition in the UnCertain Regard section of the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, garnered praise from critics from Matthew Schoenaerts’ performance as well as Alice Winocour’s direction. It also starred Diane Kruger.