Sydney Pollack's 1975 flick The Yakuza, about a detective who heads back to China to rescue his daughter's friend after she's been kidnapped by the Yakuza, is being remade. Bill Gerber, hot off the much-maligned but ultimately high-grossing The Dukes of Hazzard, will produce. The film, naturally, will be set in modern Japan. The original starred Robert Mitchum and was written by screenwriting legends Paul Schrader and Robert Towne. I'll make the obvious prediction that it won't be as good as the original.