Oscar nominee Will Smith is set to star in a remake of the Sidney-Poitier film 'Uptown Saturday Night'.

Poitier, who received an honorary Oscar on Sunday, directed and starred in 'Uptown…' and two other crime capers, 'Let's Do it Again' and 'A Piece of the Action', during the 70s.

Now Warner Bros has optioned remake rights on the three films with Smith also set to produce the first in the series.