Sunday 25 June 2017

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

Don't Look Now
Don't Look Now

Matilda Battersby

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.

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.

Independent.co.uk

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