Speaking to USA Today, the former James Bond actor revealed that the movie will be a remake of 1964 film Topkapi, a caper about the theft of a rare jewel from an Istanbul museum.
"We are just using a sliver of that," he said, adding that Rene Russo will not return as his love interest in the follow-up. "This is a different affair," he stated.
Brosnan claimed that he is looking forward to working with Basic Instinct director Paul Verhoeven, saying: "He does sexy well. I will have to go to the gym to get rid of my Mamma Mia! middle."