Steven Seagal’s 1992 cult classic Under Siege is getting a reboot, and filming is already underway at Warner Bros. studio.
Today (November 17th), Deadline confirmed that director Timo Tjahjanto and writer Umair Aleem have teamed up with Warner Bros. and HBO Max to develop the newest installment of the classic action flick.
The original film starred Steven Seagal as a former Navy Seal tasked with stopping a group of terrorists who try to overtake a Navy battleship. Under Siege snagged two Oscar nods and grossed over $156 million at the box office. Three years later Seagal followed up the story with Under Siege 2: Dark Territory, which was nearly as successful.
It is unknown if any of the original actors—including Seagal—will reprise their roles.
Timo Tjahjanto is an Indonesian filmmaker who is most known for directing The Night Comes for Us and May the Devil Take You, which are currently available on Netflix. He is also working on a remake of Train to Busan titled Last Train to New York.
Umair Aleem is the creator behind Netflix’s Kate starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Woody Harrelson. He also wrote and sold the script for The Paladin. Another Aleem screenplay titled The Beast is currently in the works with director James Madigan.
‘Under Siege’ Isn’t the Only 1990s Classic Getting a Remake
The 2020s seem to be all about the 1990s. Not only has this decade watched the grunge look come back in style, but it has also rebooted a whole list of classic 90s flicks and series. And one of the latest reboots is the Kevin Costner and Whitney Houston film The Bodyguard.
According to Variety, Tony nominee Matthew López will reimagine the film.
The original movie came out in 1992 and it starred Costner as ex-Secret Service officer rank Farmer and Houston as Pop-star Rachel Marron. Farmer was hired to protect Rachel and over the course of the film, they fell in love. But The Bodyguard proved to be a tear-jerker because the two realized their romance would never work. And in the end, the couple’s heartbreak was captured with Houston’s epic rendition of Dolly Parton’s I Will Always Love You.
Upon its release, The Bodyguard was panned by critics, but audiences disagreed with the reviews. The movie went on to generate a staggering $411 million at the box office. And to this day, the film is an enduring classic.
As of yet, the cast has not been released. But López told ABC News that he will fill the role of Rachel with a Latina actress. And like the original movie, the reboot will follow a young woman whose “life has changed because she is an overnight sensation.”