June 13, 2007 / 3:12 AM / in 12 years

Bond director Campbell's number up for "36"

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - James Bond moviemaker Martin Campbell is attached to direct “36,” a remake of a 2004 French-language thriller.

The Paramount Pictures project revolves around two detectives who try to solve a series of armored car robberies in the hopes of landing a promotion promised to whoever catches the perpetrators.

Robert De Niro, who is producing the project, had been attached to star. But sources said the script will be overhauled so that it focuses on two detectives in their 30s. The original film, “36 quai des orfevres,” starred veteran actors Daniel Auteuil and Gerard Depardieu.

New Zealand-born Campbell directed last year’s Bond movie “Casino Royale” as well as 1995’s “GoldenEye.” His credits also include “The Legend of Zorro” and “The Mask of Zorro.” He is currently preparing the Fox thriller “Unstoppable.”

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter

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