Cinematographer Frank Byers (‘Twin Peaks,’ ‘Boxing Helena’) is set step behind the camera to direct an indie remake of the 1965 film noir ‘Alphaville,’ says TheWrap.
Directed by Jean-Luc Godard, the original film followed Lemmy Caution (played by Eddie Constantine), a U.S. secret agent who is sent to the distant space city of Alphaville where he must find a missing agent and free the city from its tyrannical ruler. Anna Karina, Akim Tamiroff, and Howard Vernon also starred.
The remake, penned by Franc. Reyes (‘The Ministers’), is described as a “fresh take” that will reflect today’s political climate.