Livid, or Livide as it is called in France, is a film I would probably pay pretty much anything to see (within reason). Directed by the French duo Alexndre Bustillo and Julien Maury, the pair behind the superb shocker Inside, Livid looks spectacular. A trailer was released a little while ago that totally blew me away, so for promotional purposes, I will share that trailer again at the bottom of this post.
In a bizarre, yet unconfirmed turn of events, French distributor SND has made plans for an English language remake! While there are still no plans to release the original film here in the UK (Livid is still playing at festivals), Deadline are reporting SND Films have set Doug Davison and Robert Leger to produce the remake.
No director has been named, however it would appear that the remake has a writer. David Birke, whose previous writing credits include Gacy and Freeway Killer, is said to be writing the remake. No names have been attached to appear in the film, so for now these would appear to be just rumours, but something may well be confirmed soon.
Personally, with the original film not having had a release yet, I feel this is far too soon, but hey, that is the remake business for you! Now, I would like to take this opportunity to remind you exactly how incredible the original film would appear to be! Below you will find the synopsis, poster and trailer for the proper, French version of the film, enjoy!
“It’s young Lucy’s first day as a trainee in-house caregiver. She visits Mrs Jessel, an old woman who lies in cerebral coma, by herself, in her large desolate house. Learning by accident that Mrs Jessel, a former dance teacher of repute, supposedly possesses a treasure somewhere in the house, Lucy and friends William and Ben decide to search the house in the hope of finding it. At night, they get into the house, which reveals itself to be increasingly peculiar. Their hunt for Mrs Jessel’s treasure leads them into a horrifying supernatural series of events that will change Lucy forever…”
By Matt Wavish