BEN WHEATLEY TO DIRECT NEW VERSION OF ‘REBECCA’





While I still haven’t warmed to High Rise despite having watched it on three occasions, there’s no doubt that Ben Wheatley [Sightseers, Kill List] is still one of the most exciting British filmmakers around. Daphne du Maurier’s novel Rebecca has been adapted several times, most notably in the Alfred Hitchcock-directed movie from 1940 which is undoubtedly a classic. However, Wheatley will do doubt put his own spin on it and make the material seem fresh again.

Jane Goldman is writing the screenplay for the film which is being produced by Netflix and Working Title, and Armie Hammer and Lily James will take over the roles immortalised by Lawrence Olivier and Jane Fontaine. However, a great deal will hinge on who plays the frightening Mrs. Danvers. Who do you think will be appropriate?

Production will begin next Spring.

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I'm a huge film fan and will watch pretty much any type of film, from Martial Arts to Westerns, from Romances [though I don't really like Romcoms!]] to Historical Epics. Though I most certainly 'have a life', I tend to go to the cinema twice a week! However,ever since I was a kid, sneaking downstairs when my parents had gone to bed to watch old Universal and Hammer horror movies, I've always been especially fascinated by horror, and though I enjoy all types of horror films, those Golden Oldies with people like Boris Karloff and Christopher Lee probably remain my favourites. That's not to say I don't enjoy a bit of blood and gore every now and again though, and am also a huge fan of Italian horror, I just love the style.

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