is set to return to the big screen as master thief Thomas Crown
in a remake of Peter Ustinov's
1964 crime caper Topkapi
. Brosnan hopes to cleverly implant his Thomas Crown character into the 'Topkapi' plot, which revolved around the theft of a jeweled dagger from a museum in Istanbul, Turkey. The new film will be called "The Topkapi Affair."
Brosnan tells website Moviehole.net, "(Topkapi) is much loved by people who love that genre of film, and it has a sentimental resonance to it. So we just took 'Thomas Crown' off the shelf, kind of dusted it off, and took 'Topkapi,' which is much loved, and is also in the canon of the MGM library, so it didn't cost us anything. This version of 'Topkapi' will have a different part, different woman, and different affair... and we're using wonderful locations."
"The Thomas Crown Affair" remake, which starred Brosnan and Rene Russo
, was a critical and commercial success when it was released in 1999.
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