Campbell's number up for Par's '36'


Martin Campbell is attached to direct Paramount Pictures' "36," a remake of the 2004 French-language thriller "36 quai des orfevres." Author-screenwriter Richard Price has been tapped to do a rewrite.

The story revolves around two detectives who try to solve a series of armored car robberies in the hopes of landing a promotion promised to whoever catches the perpetrators.

Robert De Niro, who is producing the project through his Tribeca Films banner, had been attached to star. But sources said that Price will pen an overhaul of Dean Georgaris' screenplay and reimagine the two detectives in their 30s.

Campbell, whose credits include "The Legend of Zorro" and "The Mask of Zorro," most recently helmed Sony/MGM's international hit "Casino Royale." He is prepping 20th Century Fox's thriller "Unstoppable."

The New Zealand-born director is repped by CAA and attorney Walter Teller.

Price, whose screenwriting credits include "Freedomland" and "Mad Dog and Glory," also is a best-selling author who has penned such novels as "Clockers" and "The Wanderers."

He is handled by CAA.