This one’s exciting.
According to The Wrap, comedian Kevin Hart is set to produce and star in an English-language remake of the Korean cop comedy Extreme Job (originally called Geukhanjikeob) for Universal Pictures, which has acquired the worldwide rights for the film.
The film follows a team of narcotics officers who open a chicken restaurant as part of an undercover sting operation. However, things take a delicious turn when their recipe unexpectedly takes off and makes them famous.
Last year, Extreme Job became the highest-grossing film of all-time in South Korea, taking in over $127 million, 14-times more than the initial production budget. CJ Entertainment, the Korean group behind the hit film, will be developing the remake alongside Hart and his HartBeat production banner.
Tracy Oliver (Girls Trip, Little) is adapting the screenplay. No word yet on a possible director.
What do you think about Kevin Hart adapting Extreme Job for Western audiences? Are you on board? Sound off in the comments below and let me know your thoughts! Personally, I think this quirky premise perfectly fits Kevin Hart’s sensibilities as a comedian.