‘Man on Fire’ Adaptation Being Developed by 20th TV, New Regency

Adaptation will pick up 18 years from where the movie left off

New Regency and 20th Century Fox Television have entered an exclusive pod deal, with an adaptation of the 2004 Denzel Washington film “Man on Fire” being one of the projects to be developed under the agreement.

The big-screen “Man on Fire” — which was from New Regency — starred Denzel Washington as former CIA operative and Force Recon Marine-turned-bodyguard John Creasy, who becomes revenge-bent after Pita, the nine-year-old girl he was looking after, is kidnapped in Mexico.

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The series adaptation — which is being written by Dave DiGilio — finds Creasy reconnecting with the girl 18 years later to dismantle the cartel responsible for ruining their lives.

DiGilio is also executive producing, along with Arnon Milchan, Brad Weston and Andrew Plotkin.