Wednesday 18 January 2017

Classic horror Don’t Look Now is getting a Hollywood remake

Matilda Battersby

Published 29/04/2015 | 15:46

Don't Look Now
Don't Look Now

With its cleaver-wielding dwarf and a sex scene that raised questions over whether it was real, Nicolas Roeg’s atmospheric horror film Don’t Look Now earned its place in cinematic history.

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But the 1973 British classic has become the latest film set to undergo a Hollywood remake with the production company behind Liam Neeson action thriller Non-Stop poised for a modern take on it.

The original starred Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie as a grieving couple who are haunted by images of a little girl in a red mackintosh following the death of their daughter.

Set mostly in Venice, the psychological thriller featured a sex scene so intimate that the debate over whether Sutherland and Christie actually had intercourse continues to persist.

The story was based on a short story by Daphne du Maurier whose The Birds and Rebecca were brought to the silver screen by Alfred Hitchcock.

StudioCanal have announced plans for a modern take with Andrew Rona and Alex Heineman on board to produce.

Rona’s previous titles also include Scary Movie 3 and Dracula.

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