Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Here Comes "The Harder They Come"

According to reports, a remake of the 1972 crime feature "The Harder They Come", is being developed by Justine Henzell, daughter of the original film's writer/director Perry Henzell, who will will produce the remake with Xingu Films' Trudie Style, Alex Francis and Conquering Lion's Damon D'Oliveira and Clement Virgo.

The original film followed 'Ivanhoe Martin' (Jimmy Cliff), a poor Jamaican man in search of a job, before finally getting one as a reggae singer. Upon the verge of a hit record, he discovers he has to sign away all his rights. Looking for an income, 'Jose', one of the the first people Ivanhoe met after he moved to Kingston, offers him an opportunity to deal marijuana, leading to a life of crime and violence.

Production on the new film will start in 2012.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "The Harder They Come"...