Simon West (Con Air, The Expendables 2, The Mechanic) is directing the remake which features the Stath playing a recovering gambler-turned-hired bodyguard working in Vegas who decides to help a friend after she is attacked by the mob but gets in over his head as he seeks revenge.
Sofia Vergara (Modern Family) is in talks for the role of the friend.
It sounds like a typical Statham movie and, you know what, good on him for sticking to what he knows he can do.
William Goldman wrote the novel on which both versions of the film are based on. He also wrote the script for both films.