Sneakers NBC Remake

Sneakers Adaptation Eyed at NBC, Based on Robert Redford Hacker Film

NBC has put into development an adaptation of Sneakers, the 1992 hacker movie that starred Robert Redford.

The original light-hearted thriller followed a group of security experts who are blackmailed by the U.S. government into stealing a top-secret device that they come to realize could be dangerous if it falls into the wrong hands. The film’s cast also included Dan Aykroyd, River Phoenix, Sidney Poitier, Mary MacDonnell and Timothy Busfield.

Per our sister site Deadline, former The Mentalist executive producer Tom Szentgyorgyi will write the adaptation and exec-produce alongside Walter Parkes (who co-wrote the ’92 film) and Laurie MacDonald.

How does this latest reboot/remake/adaptation sound? And who would be your pick to fill Robert Redford’s shoes?