Another remake has been announced and comes in the form of the unsettling and chilling 1973 film from Nicolas Roeg, Don’t Look Now. The mysterious thriller is now in development at StudioCanal, who are in the process of finding a studio to lease a new life to the story.
Andrew Rona and Alex Heineman from The Picture Company will be producing the feature, but there has been no decisions made on writer, director or any other creative cast members as StudioCanal want to find the studio first. It seems we may be able to deem this year as the one that remade more the a few classic horror films, only time will tell whether that’s a blessing or not.
Don’t Look Now was based on Not After Midnight, a short story 1971 story by Daphne du Maurier, starring Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie. They played a couple grieving for the tragic loss of their daughter, who decides a trip to Venice to grieve in peace might be a wise idea. Whilst there, they encounter a couple of Catholic nuns that inform them that they can speak to the dead, in particular their daughter. The nun presents a message from beyond the grave that states their lives are in danger.
Words: Zoe Rose Smith (@ZoeRoseSmitz)