Sean Bean to Fill Hauer’s Shoes in ‘Hitcher’ Remake

Sean Bean (Silent Hill) is thumbing his way to The Hitcher, Rogue Pictures’ remake of the 1986 horror film being produced by Platinum Dunes, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Sophia Bush also is on board the film, which is being directed by veteran music video helmer Dave Meyers. The script follows a young couple driving across the country who become prey for a serial killer, who blames all of his murders on the young man. Eric Bernt wrote the current draft. Bean will carve out the serial killer role made famous by Rutger Hauer in the original. Bush (WB Network’s “One Tree Hill”) has been cast as the young woman; casting is imminent on the young man. Producing are Michael Bay, Andrew Form and Brad Fuller as well as Charles Meeker and Alfred Haber. Production is scheduled to start this month in Austin. Read on for a pic of Bean…

Source: Hollywood Reporter