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Warner Bros. is Developing a Remake of the 1991 Gangster Film New Jack City

Warner Bros. is looking to produce another remake and this one will be one of the 1991 neo-noir gangster film New Jack City. The remake is being written by Snowfall actor and filmmaker Malcolm M. Mays.

The original film was directed by Mario Van Peebles and had a great cast that included Wesley Snipes, Ice-t, Chris Rock, Flavor Flav, Allen Payne, Judd Nelson and Peebles.

In case you’ve never seen the film, “Snipes played arrogant New York City drug lord Nino Brown during the 1980s crack epidemic. Ice-t portrayed Scotty Appleton, a detective who goes undercover in Nino’s gang, the Cash Money Brothers, to bring down the drug lord for taking the life of his mother. Rock was “Pookie” Benny Robinson, a former stick-up kid who becomes homeless and poor after Appleton shoots him in the ankle. Pookie becomes a crack addict and eventually a police informant and infiltrates the Cash Money Brothers.

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