The Mickey Rourke supernatural thriller from the 80’s is going through the remake machine.
Angel Heart, which was shown in 1987, has been greenlit to be remade. Michael de Luca will partner with Alison Rosenweig and Michael Gaeta to bring the new version of the film to life.
The big break in the project happened when the UK firm that owns the rights to the film agreed to give remake rights. The original film was produced by the defunct Carolco and was distributed by TriStar. The trio of producers not only optioned the film but the book rights to Falling Angel itself, the book from which the movie was adapted.
The original Angel Heart caused a lot of controversy because of its very provocative sex scenes between Rourke and Lisa Bonet. Robert de Niro also starred in the movie as the devil.