Say it with me, cinephiles: arrgh. Another classic film that needs no remake is getting just that, with director Franc. Reyes (the period there is not a typo) getting hired to helm an update on Fritz Lang's Beyond a Reasonable Doubt. Lang, best known in this country for the silent classic Metropolis, made Doubt in 1947; it originally starred Dana Andrews, Sidney Blackmer, and Joan Fontaine. Reyes, meanwhile, made his mark with the crime drama Empire, starring John Leguizamo, Peter Sarsgaard and Isabella Rossellini. The original film concerned a journalist who frames himself for a murder he didn't commit, in order to take down an aggro DA and prove various things about the justice system. He's got one friend who can exonerate him - but when that friend gets mysteriously killed, it all goes downhill.
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