"Avengers: Endgame" directors Joe and Anthony Russo are producing a remake of the action-comedy "Saigon Bodyguards" and are bringing "Guardians Of The Galaxy" leader Chris Pratt and a Chinese superstar to the camera.
In the remake of the Vietnamese action-comedy "Saigon Bodyguards", Chris Pratt and Chinese action superstar Wu Jing play two pals who earn their money as personal protectors. They are very different: one is a hard-nosed martial artist, the other a clown who has only nonsense in his head. When the head of the company they are supposed to guard is kidnapped right in front of their nose, a crazy search begins...
"Avengers: Endgame" creators Joe and Anthony Russo will produce the action-comedy remake for Hollywood studio Universal and work with two old acquaintances in front of the camera: Chris Pratt is known to be a star lord of the ensemble of "Avengers: Infinity War" and "Avengers: Endgame", but they also have a history with Chinese superstar Wu Jing.
As director and leading actor, Wu Jing is the creative head behind the super-successful "Wolf Warrior" franchise. The action film "Wolf Warrior 2" is still the most successful non-English language film in the world with revenues of more than 870 million dollars – and was made with the support of the Russo brothers. They were involved in the project as consultants.
The script for the Hollywood version of "Saigon Bodyguards" comes from Alex Gregory and Peter Huyck. Who will take over the direction has not yet been announced. It is not yet known when the "Saigon Bodyguards" remake will hit theaters.
For the Russo brothers, it is the next project they are setting up with their production company AGBO. They used their success with Marvel to build the company with which they now want to launch mainly action and thriller movies. So far, the hard action movie "Extraction" with "Thor" Chris Hemsworth, which ran on Netflix, is the biggest success. Soon her production "Mosul" will be released there, for which a trailer has just been released: