Universal Pictures has optioned the remake rights to writer-director Donovan Marsh’s South African crime thriller, iNumber Number. Premiering at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival, iNumber Number centered on an “honest undercover officer who, after he’s cheated from a major promotion, crosses over from cop to robber in order to orchestrate a major heist that he hopes will be a one-way ticket to easy street. Things go awry when the gang discovers his true identity and take his partner hostage.” Marsh will neither write nor direct the remake; Universal is looking for a new writer.
Hit the jump for more, including iNumber Number’s original synopsis, trailer and poster.
News on the iNumber Number remake comes courtesy of Heat Vision. Check out the film’s original trailer below:
Adroitly written and directed by South African filmmaker Donovan Marsh, this action-packed heist thriller — about a pair of cops battling corrupt colleagues as well as a gang of armoured-car thieves — boasts an oddball cast that brings comic relief to the ruthless thuggery.