Published Apr 08, 2020Nicole Kidman's cult horror flick The Others is the next in line to get a remake. The 2001 film b Alejandro Amenabar will be getting the reboot treatment by Los Angeles studio Sentient Entertainment, which plans to give a more modern take on the classic ghost story.
The news of The Others remake comes via Deadline, though at this point the project is in the very early stages. That said, the remake is reportedly already attracting a variety of A-list actors, as well as studio backers.
The film will be produced by Sentient's Renee Tab and Christopher Tuffin, in addition to Aliwen Entertainment's Lucas Akoskin.
"I am honoured to be able to work on my favourite horror film of all time, The Others, and to bring this reimagining to the big screen for new audiences," Tab told Deadline. "It is almost eerie and uncanny how timely the themes are today: self-isolation, paranoia and fear, and of course the intense desire to protect our children and ourselves from harm. We look forward to unraveling the layers behind lead character Grace, whose pain and demons draw viewers into a truly compassionate journey."
The original film emerged as both a financial and critical hit upon its release in 2001, with the movie going on the attract a cult following over the years. Strangely enough, the film is quite appropriate for these self-isolating times, as it tells the story of war widow who hides her children away in an isolated mansion due to a rare disease involving photosensitivity. Or so it all seems, at least.
As of yet, there is no firm release date for The Others remake, so stay tuned.