Sunday, 17 May 2015

Don't Look Now remake in the works

If you were to come up with a list of bona fide classics that should be the last thrown into the remake machine, we're fairly certain that Nicolas Roeg's atmospheric chiller Don't Look Now (1973) would be near the top. Yet news arrives via The Hollywood Reporter that StudioCanal are planning to craft a new version.

Despite the predictable wave of negativity sure to overload servers like a technological tsunami, producers Andrew Rona and Alex Heineman (Non-Stop) of The Motion Picture Company are setting the gears in motion for what they hope will be a fresh take on Daphne du Maurier's devastating short story. They're currently looking for some studio backing before tracking down a writer.

Roeg's eerie, brilliant thriller saw Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie as a couple trying to get over the death of their young daughter. On a trip to Venice, they find messages from the afterlife, but don't realise the danger they are in. Any new film is going to have to struggle to match up to a piece of work that is full of sizzling sexuality and real terror. Good luck with that...

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