I tend to get annoyed quite easily with remakes, because there seems to be more and more films getting the remake treatment that do not requite it. Case in point is classic French shocker Inside, a brutal assault that few were able to sit through and not be jolted and disturbed. The film was directed by the highly skilled duo Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury (Livid, The ABCs of Death 2, Among the Living).
Screen Daily now confirm that a remake is in development, and while the writing, producing and directing team are all well respected and very talented, I have no time for a remake of such a brilliant shocker.
Anyway, here is how Screen Daily reported the news, which came out of the American Film Market:
[REC] writers Jaume Balagueró and Manu Diez, Kidnapped director Miguel Vivas and producers Adrián Guerra and Núria Valls of Nostromo Pictures (Buried, Red Lights) are joining forces on thriller Inside.
Looking to replicate the commercial success of female-driven genre titles from Spain including The Orphanage, The Others, [REC] and Mama, the remake of 2007 French horror À L’Intérieur follows a recently widowed mother-to-be living in an isolated new home who receives a most unwelcome visitor: a predatory woman who will stop at nothing to snatch her unborn child.
Trapped and disorientated, the young mother must unleash all her reserves of strength to protect her baby and survive the night.
Embankment Films will launch sales on the project at the upcoming AFM with the production aiming for a February 2016 shoot. Casting on the film is underway.
Embankment’s Tim Haslam said of the script: “Talking with the producers Adrian and Nuria we zeroed in on the theme of heightened jeopardy centered on two warring female protagonists – Miguel Angel’s reference to an elevated The Hand That Rocks The Cradle kept coming back to us.
“Jaume had this great idea for the remake and, with Manu, they’ve reimagined the original film as a very classy and tense thriller.
“With two great female characters fighting to be a mother, Miguel Ángel brings his distinct vision, setting up the film as a tense, sustained set piece that will keep audiences on the edge of their seats, for sure.”