I've been doing a little bit on what films I'd like to remake. I'm not the only one with thoughts along those lines, I'm just safe because I don't have any money. Now somewhere in China someone said... "You know.... I really really love the Coen brother's "Blood Simple." Let's remake it! Oh I know, let's set in China a couple hundred years in the past!" And thusly was born, "A Woman, A Gun and a Noodle Shop."
It actually is a pretty well done film. I love the attention to detail. The Police for example ride through the wastes with a staff with a type of mooseblower on it to make the police siren sound. I don't know if that's historic, but man it should have been. It's set in the desert, but a very beautiful part of the desert where the dunes seem to be literally painted.
The story of a woman who wants her husband dead, her lover who is afraid of her husband, and the bent cop who just wants money is pretty much straight from the original film. It's played a bit more for laughs but there are still some scenes of suspense.
Definitely worth a look!