The writers behind the Spanish zombie horror [REC] will be teaming up with director Miguel Angel Vivas (Kidnapped, Extinction) to remake the 2007 cult classic horror shocker L’Interieur/Inside. Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury are the directors of the original film and they are currently working on a prequel to The Texas Chainsaw Massacre called Leatherface.
Inside follows a pregnant woman who is terrorised by another woman who wants to steal her unborn child. It’s as horrific as it sounds and features an infamous grisly scene with a pair of scissors – and plenty more. If you haven’t seen Inside, then put it to the top of your horror watch list, because it will not disappoint and you will not forget it.
Inside is one of the greatest modern horror films ever made; it is a genuinely frightening and brutally unforgiving example of the French New Wave of cinema and it seems impossible to imagine a remake being even half as effective. That being said, Jaume Balaguero and Manu Diez’s [REC] is a perfect example of found-footage zombie horror, so we could definitely do worse than have them at the reigns of an Inside reimagining. [REC] is another European favourite of ours, so hopefully the writers will handle Inside with as much care as they hoped the creators of Quarantine would with their own horror baby.
You can check out the poster for the remake of Inside below, which has been released prior to the film’s appearance at AFM. Embankment Films are behind Inside’s sales and when speaking about the remake, Embankment’s Tim Haslam said, “Jaume had this great idea for the remake and, with Manu, they’ve reimagined the original film as a very classy and tense thriller. With two great female characters fighting to be a mother, Miguel Ángel brings his distinct vision, setting up the film as a tense, sustained set piece that will keep audiences on the edge of their seats, for sure.”
It will definitely be interesting to see who they cast as the two main women; Beatrice Dalle was spectacular as ‘La Femme’, someone genuinely terrifying who rained perfect hell on pregnant Sarah, played by Alysson Paradis. The promise of tension and edge of your seat suspense sounds promising, but we aren’t going to get too excited just yet.