Director F. Javier Gutiérrez (Rings) is set to helm a remake of the 1987 horror film Anguish.
The original film, which was directed by Bigas Luna, saw a controlling mother use telepathic powers to send her middle-aged son on a killing spree. Zelda Rubinstein of Poltergeist fame starred alongside Michael Lerner.
According to the press release, Kiko Martínez (Nadie es Perfecto) and Antonio Pérez (Maestranza Films) have acquired the rights to the remake, an option that Sam Raimi already considered in 2009 through his production company Ghost House Pictures.
“Anguish left a mark on me for life,” Gutiérrez said in a statement. “It is original and transgressive, hypnotic and violent, as well as a love letter to the movies and to our cinemas. It is a dream, as well as a responsibility, to bring back to the big screen the classic by Bigas Luna, one of Spain’s most personal and beloved authors.”
Words: Samantha McLaren (@themeatispeople)