And it gets even worse on the remake front. The only directorial effort of Charles Laughton, a poetic masterpiece which also gave us one of the most terrifying villains of all time is getting remade by Universal. Matt Orton is writing a script for a new version of The Night Of The Hunter. The original film was based on Davis Grubb’s same-titled novel. Amy Pascal and Peter Gethers will produce the new take on the material.
The Night of the Hunter follows a religious fanatic, con man and murderer who marries a widow, knowing that her deceased husband had hid $10,000 from authorities following a bank robbery. The widow’s young children are reluctant to tell him where their real dad hid the money as the man plots more sinister ways to find where to find the cash.
Is there anybody who would be anywhere near as good as Robert Mitchum in the role of the Rev. Harry Powell?……
Source: Bloody Disgusting.