The acclaimed director of Logan and its black and white edition, Logan Noir, is set to helm the American remake of the French film Disorder for Sony. Wolverine is perhaps best known as the last two Wolverine movies, Cop Land, Walk the Line and strangely enough, Girl Interrupted. According to news out of Deadline, Logan will be working of a script by Taylor Sheridan, better know as the screenwriter of the acclaimed films of Sicario and Hell or High Water.
The French and original version Disorder premiered at Cannes in May 2015 and was then released later that year in France. Directed by Alice Winocour, it stars Rust and Bone‘s Matthias Schoenaerts as Vincent, an ex-soldier struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder after returning from a tour in Afghanistan. Vincent is hired to protect the wife of a wealthy Lebanese businessman while he leaves town, who is played by Diana Krueger (Inglourious Basterds). The film received a brief release in the United States last year, and was titled Maryland in some countries. Blah blah blah.
My take: Meh. Some ex-soldier returns from war with PTSD. We’ve seen it before, but this time from the French perspective, as retold by an American. I’m not sure there’s much story here, and unless we’re going to see another Michael Shanning type film such as Take Shelter, I don’t suppose there is much to see. So, again: meh. Maybe there’s an action direction here, but if there is, it’s a thin one, focusing more on the main character’s disabilities than the his new war with the man he’s hired to combat. I’ll wait for a trailer before getting too excited.