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Hollywood needs to get its head examined. The Hollywood Reporter says that StudioCanal wants to revisit Nicolas Roeg's psychosexual horror classic "Don't Look Now" from 1973. The Picture Company's Andrew Rona and Alex Heineman, the coveted duo behind the upcoming "Escape From New York" and "Robin Hood" remakes, are already on the market for a studio home. No writer is attached, but THR reports that "studios are already expressing interest." I can't think of a worse idea. What will it look like, to take one of the most scandalizing (and perfect) art films of the 1970s, and strip it down to PG-13 horror movie fast food? Roeg's British original is famous not only for its jaggedly cut sex scene, with lots of armpit-licking and generously displayed cunnilingus, but also its very-'70s, charmingly dated experimental film aesthetic. It was as if Roeg was discovering the medium for the first time, »
- Ryan Lattanzio
The 1973 classic supernatural horror Don’t Look Now starring Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie is getting a remake courtesy of StudioCanal. According to THR Alex Heineman and Andrew Rona have signed on to produce but no writer or director has been attached as yet.
The original movie – which still stands today as one of the best horror movies ever made – was directed by Nicholas Roeg and based on a short story by Daphne du Maurier, who also wrote Rebecca and The Birds, both famously adapted for the big screen by legendary director Alfred Hitchcock. Sutherland and Christie play a grieving couple desperate to move on after the tragic death of their young daughter. The couple come in contact with a nun who claims to be receiving messages from the afterlife and tries to reconnect the parents with their deceased daughter.
- Gavin Logan
Just a week ago, it was announced that James Wan would be producing a remake of ’80s frightener The Entity, and now another reboot of a classic horror film is in the works. StudioCanal is moving to develop a remake of Nicolas Roeg’s 1973 thriller Don’t Look Now, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Andrew Rona and Alex Heineman of The Picture Company are on board as producers. They’re the team behind Liam Neeson actioners Non-Stop and Unknown, as well as The Gunman and upcoming thriller Home Invasion. The pair’s espionage thriller The Tracking of a Russian Spy rolls cameras this fall, and they’re also working with Disney on Robin Hood project Nottingham and Hood.
Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie starred in Roeg’s original film, which followed a married couple grieving the accidental death of their young daughter. While in Venice, the couple come into contact with two Catholic nuns, »
- Isaac Feldberg
Remakes of horror movies are nothing new in Hollywood. We recently got one for Evil Dead, The Thing, and we’re a few weeks away from a modernized version of Steven Spielberg’s Poltergeist. Even in terms of ’70s horror, there have been countless sequels and spinoffs all varying on the initial premise of The Exorcist.
But this latest planned remake boggles the mind. Don’t Look Now is Nicolas Roeg’s classic art house horror staple of the ’70s. Starring Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie, it’s the story of a family who tragically loses their daughter in a drowning accident, then travels to Venice to try and piece their life back together, only to be warned by a clairvoyant nun that their daughter brings a message of danger from the afterlife. It’s not your typical jump-scare fest for teenagers to say the least.
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- Brian Welk
Don't Look Now is the latest horror classic to be getting a remake.
Nicolas Roeg's atmospheric film focused on a couple grieving the death of their daughter, before meeting a Catholic nun in Venice who claims to be in contact with their child.
The movie is now infamous for its graphic sex scene and shocking ending that made a generation scared of red hoodies.
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Held up as one of the defining horror movies of the Seventies and based on a story by Daphne du Maurier, Don’T Look Now combined a stunning Venice location with the sinister story of a couple trying to get over the death of their daughter whilst plagued by echoes from beyond the grave.
Featuring a climax that’ll put you off anyone owning a red raincoat, the film was directed by visionary Nicolas Roeg and starred Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie. Sutherland and Christie shot a love scene so striking in its intimacy that viewers questioned whether it was real or not. You’d have to have balls of steel to mount a remake of this influential work, but producers Andrew Rona and Alex Heineman believe they can do it. »
- Steve Palace
Oh crikey, where do you start here? Nicolas Roeg's 1973 horror classic, Don't Look Now, is the latest to get the Hollywood remake treatment. Let's just go with that we don't think this news is going to go down very well.
The original film starred Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie, as a couple mourning the death of their daughter. Enter a pair of nuns, one of whom brings them a message - and not a pleasant one - from the afterlife. From such foundations, a masterpiece was constructed, one that very much still holds water today. So, er, it's being remade.
If you were to come up with a list of bona fide classics that should be the last thrown into the remake machine, we’re fairly certain that Nicolas Roeg’s atmospheric 1973 chiller Don’t Look Now would be near the top. Yet that isn’t stopping StudioCanal, which has a plan to craft a new version.Yes, despite the predictable wave of negativity sure to overload servers like a technological tsunami, producers Andrew Rona and Alex Heineman of The Motion Picture Company are setting the gears in motion for what they hope will be a fresh take on Daphne du Maurier's devastating short story. They’re looking for some studio backing before tracking down a writer. Roeg’s eerie, brilliant thriller saw Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie as a couple trying to get over the death of their young daughter. On a trip to Venice, they find messages from the afterlife, »
The 1973 landmark horror film Don't Look Now is getting a remake. StudioCanal and The Picture Company’s Alex Heineman and Andrew Rona are shopping around a remake of Nicolas Roeg’s brilliant and deeply unsettling classic. Based on a short story by Daphne du Maurier (Rebecca), the original film starred Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie as a married couple on an extended trip to Venice after the tragic loss of their daughter. When they happen upon a pair of blind sisters, one of whom claims to be clairvoyant and warns of impending doom, they are subject to a series of terrifying events in the winding backroads of the crumbling city. [caption id="attachment_451117" align="alignright" width="344"] Image via British Lion Films[/caption] No writer is currently attached to the project. Per THR, StudioCanal and the producers are taking the same route they did with their remake of Escape from New York - find the studio first »
- Haleigh Foutch
StudioCanal and The Picture Company are planning a remake of Nicolas Roeg's 1973 atmospheric supernatural thriller classic "Don't Look Now" which often makes many 'top lists' of the best horror films of all time.
The pair move to Venice for the husband's work and to try and rebuild their marriage. They encounter two sisters, one whom claims to be clairvoyant and informs them that their daughter is trying to contact them.
The husband dismisses their claims at first, but he soon starts to experience mysterious sightings himself including what appears to be a small child dressed in the red raincoat that his daughter was wearing the day she died. At the same time, there are reports of a serial killer at large in Venice. »
- Garth Franklin
THR revealed the news of the Don't Look Now remake, stating that Andrew Rona and Alex Heineman of The Picture Company are producing the project. No writer, director, or cast members have been announced, as StudioCanal is looking to first attach the project to a studio before gathering the film's creative team.
Based on one of the entries in Daphne du Maurier's 1971 short story collection, Not After Midnight (aka Don't Look Now), the original Don't Look Now starred "Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie as a couple grieving the death of their daughter. While in Venice, they meet two Catholic nuns, one of whom claims to be clairvoyant and is in contact with their daughter in the afterlife. »
- Derek Anderson
Don't be angry, just accept it. Hollywood will always find ways take old things, as perfect as they may be, and put contemporary new clothes on them. All you can hope is that everyone involved endeavors to get it even half right. The Hollywood Reporter reveals that Nicolas Roeg's classic, "Don't Look Now," will get a new coat of paint. The producers behind "The Last House On The Left" remake, "The Strangers," "Non-Stop," "The Gunman," and "Project X" are driving this one for StudioCanal, so make of that what you will. They also helped bring "Coraline" to life, though that seems to be an outlier in the catalog of Andrew Rona and Alex Heineman. The plan is to find a studio for this before hiring writers and directors and that kind of stuff. Read More: Nicolas Roeg's 'Don't Look Now' Coming To Criterion Meanwhile, "Furious 7"'s billion dollar success story, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
StudioCanal and The Picture Company’s Alex Heineman and Andrew Rona will produce a remake of Nicolas Roeg’s monstrously unsettling 1973 classic, Don’t Look Now. Newly released on Criterion Blu, Don’t Look Now stars Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie in the tale of grieving parents in Venice who believe their dead daughter is trying to contact…
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- Samuel Zimmerman
Classic 1970s horror movie Don’t Look Now is getting the remake treatment. StudioCanal is revisiting the movie with Andrew Rona and Alex Heineman of The Picture Company on board to produce a new iteration. Directed by Nicolas Roeg, the 1973 atmospheric supernatural thriller starred Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie as a couple grieving the death of their daughter. While in Venice, they meet two Catholic nuns, one of whom claims to be clairvoyant and is in contact with their daughter in the afterlife. The woman brings an ominous message from the afterlife, warning that their lives are in danger. The
- Borys Kit
Politicos, business titans and stars gathered for a press gala in the fall of 2012 to hear the big news: Joel Silver would bring his movie company to Venice’s historic post office. To hear the producer and his backers talk, the move would unleash a creative renaissance for both Silver and the beach community.
“The man who brought us ‘The Matrix,’ ‘Lethal Weapon’ and ‘Predator’ will have an address that matches his grand imagination,” Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa proclaimed to a crowd that included actor Tobey Maguire and former Yahoo chief Terry Semel, his longtime pal from their days at Warner Bros. Silver pledged to “help change the paradigm of Hollywood,” by turning a refurbished Venice post office into a creative hub, a center for technological innovation and a meeting place for friends and neighbors.
Nearly two and a half years after that elaborate rollout, though, work on Silver »
- James Rainey
Following on from Sean Penn’s frankly bizarre Oscars comments last night, Open Road Films has dropped a new trailer for his upcoming action thriller, The Gunman. Was the decision to unleash the preview to perhaps capitalize on the actor’s oddball antics, or simply because it opens in theaters next month? Whatever the reason, an exciting new preview is now online for your viewing pleasure.
As previous teasers have pointed out – the film is directed by Taken‘s Pierre Morel. That admission appears to serve as a badge of merit, to prove that the director’s latest venture will be equally as badass. And by the looks of things, that statement is entirely accurate. Running at just over a minute, it’s a fast-paced tease with a booming score and plenty of explosions.
Starring Penn as James Terrier, a former military specialist plagued by Ptsd, the movie chronicles his »
- Gem Seddon
Andrew Rona and Alex Heineman’s The Picture Company and Studiocanal are teaming with the Black List to identify a European writer for a blind script deal in a wide range of genres, including action-thriller and suspense. From today, writers will be able to opt into consideration by hosting their script on the Black List’s website. All aspirants must hold an EU passport and cannot have made more than $250K from screenwriting fees over the course of their careers. The scripts will be in English. The Black List has similar partnerships with Warner Bros, Disney and the NFL.
Rona and Heineman, producers of Non-Stop, have a first-look deal with European mini-major Studiocanal under which they are developing several projects including The Tracking Of A Russian Spy and an adaptation of the Victor The Assassin book franchise for Taken and The Gunman helmer Pierre Morel. They co-founded The Picture Company last year. »
- Nancy Tartaglione
Sean Penn may have starred in several more dramatic pictures of late – The Tree of Life, Gangster Squad and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, for instance — but for the actor’s next outing, the Academy award winner is set to go full Liam Nesson. That’s because Penn’s next venture will be headlining Pierre Morel’s The Gunman, which recently debuted an explosive new trailer.
We reference Liam Nesson’s foray into the action genre because Morel just so happens to be the director behind Taken, though going off of this latest clip, it appears as though The Gunman is venturing down a considerably different path. For the film, Penn will play the part of James Terrier, a former military ops specialist suffering from Ptsd who sets out to clear his name.
Perhaps what separates The Gunman from its generic action contemporaries is the movie’s eye-catching cast, »
- Michael Briers
The long history of the remake to John Carpenter’s ’80s classic, Escape From New York, is packed with enough twists and turns to warrant its own feature. The rights have exchanged hands countless times, various scripts have been penned, and the early stages of the casting process began at one point. Heck, producer Joel Silver even spoke of a proposed rebooted trilogy. However, according to Deadline‘s latest scoop on the topic, any prior iterations of the redo can now be tossed out. With Fox’s winning bid securing the rights to the property, their intentions are to commence development with a clean slate.
Carpenter’s 1981 original took place in a dystopian 1997, and followed Kurt Russell’s tough-as-boots mercenary Snake Plissken. Offered a clean slate from previous charges if he rescues the President from Manhattan – now transformed into a high-security prison – he accepts the challenge and embarks on a journey studded with brilliant cameos, »
- Gem Seddon
Though many had written him off for dead, greasy antihero Snake Plissken is finally headed back to the big screen as a new studio picks up Escape From New York and secures John Carpenter as exec producer.
The 1981 original was set in a cordoned-off Manhattan Island of the future (1997!), which served as a prison for assorted psychopaths and criminal masterminds. Donald Pleasence played the President, whose crash landing on the island led to the government forcing mercenary Plissken (Kurt Russell) to go in and rescue him. Carpenter co-wrote and directed.
A remake has been on the blood-spattered cards for a while, with both New Line Cinema and Joel Silver/StudioCanal attempting a franchise revival. Carpenter had a go himself via 1996’s Escape From La, which famously featured Russell chasing Steve Buscemi on a surfboard. Now 20th Century Fox are kicking the project into gear, though whether talk of a team-based »
- Steve Palace
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