Heist thriller to go into production in summer.

Rob Cohen [pictured] will direct upcoming action heist thriller Risk.

Set to go into production in summer, the film follows a brilliant thief as he is released from prison early to execute a nearly impossible art heist.

Cohen previously directed The Fast and the Furious, xXx and Alex Cross.

Umedia’s Adrian Politowski and Karl Richards will be producing the film with Tim Kwok, Ksana Golod and George Parr.

Cohen commented: “I’ve always wanted to make a sophisticated caper/thriller in the style of Topkapi, To Catch a Thief and The Hot Rock, with smart characters and sexy European backgrounds. When I read the script of Risk, I knew this was it.”

Eric Harlacher wrote the screenplay, while Umedia International will be handling sales.