I could'a sworn there was already an existing thread covering the subject. But since i can't find it... voila.
http://www.imdb.com/news/wenn/2007-05-17/#5'The Long Good Friday' To Get Remake
Classic British crime film The Long Good Friday is getting a Hollywood makeover in Miami under the direction of Resident Evil moviemaker Paul W. S. Anderson. The 1980 original starred Bob Hoskins as a London gangster whose criminal empire comes under attack from a wave of mysterious bombings. But production company Handmade Films says the new movie would be "refreshed" with a modern setting. Chairman Patrick Meehan says, "The original was a highly praised classic and one of Handmade's most prized films, but its reach was limited primarily to the U.K. Following continued interest from the U.S., we realized this remake could attract audiences worldwide with an updated setting and contemporary overtones. When Paul presented his creative vision for this project, we were instantly convinced that this is a story that could be successfully refreshed, yet leave the integrity of the original intact." No actors have so far been cast for the project.
"The pilot episode of the series was shot in March, with cast and crew working two days in Miami. The producers plan to return to South Florida on a schedule similar to that of CSI: Miami, taping here about two weeks out of every eight.
We want to use a lot of Florida locations -- South Beach, the Intracoastal, sugar fields, all kinds of stuff," Prince said. "We want the sky to look like a Florida sky and the water to look like Florida water. Florida's different -- we can't shoot the Intracoastal in Long Beach. Well, I guess we could, but it would look ridiculous."
Yeah, I bought that movie the other day simply because it features a lot of Miami.There was a movie a few years back called Miami Blues with Alec Baldwin and Fred Ward. At the end of the movie, the Miami skyline is shown from above and to the north. It is from 1990, but even then the skyline had that big look.