Mike Nichols to remake Kurosawa’s ‘High And Low’. Mike Nichols will remake Akira Kurosawa’s classic High And Low. The original 1963 thriller revolves around an executive who is presented with the dilemma of either using money he has raised to pay the ransom for his kidnapped son or complete a crucial business deal. David Mamet’s High And Low script was originally intended as a project for Martin Scorsese to direct, but the Departed helmer has stepped aside for Nichols. He will instead serve as executive producer. Nichols’s directing credits include The Graduate, Working Girl, Closer and Charlie Wilson’s War.