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David Alcalde To Direct "Them" Remake

26 October 2011 10:39 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Commercials helmer David Alcalde is slated to direct the English language remake of "Them" for Studiocanal and Nostromo Pictures says Variety.

Based on David Moreau and Xavier Palud's 2006 French horror film "Ils", the story follows a young couple living in an isolated home who are terrorized by hooded assailants over the course of one terrifying night.

"Ils" had only limited success in France but was a surprise hit internationally with interest in the remake already high. »

- Garth Franklin

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Sadistic teens return for Them remake

26 October 2011 6:35 AM, PDT | TotalFilm | See recent TotalFilm news »

Fans of David Moreau and Xavier Pauld’s 2006 home invasion horror Them (Ils), will be pleased to hear that StudioCanal has gained the rights for a remake, now named Six. Back in 2008 Rogue Pictures expressed some interest in remaking the psychological slasher, but were unable to pull the project together. Now, three years later, StudioCanal have landed the rights and have bagged David Alcalde to helm. The newly signed Alcalde is a respected commercials director, with over 200 credited adverts. He's also made several shorts,...

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Remake of Them Horror Film is Moving Forward

26 October 2011 4:16 AM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Studiocanal is moving forward with an English-language remake of the 2006 French horror film "Ils," also known as "Them," and has hired commercials director David Alcalde to helm. It is being produced by Adrian Guerra (Buried, Red Lights). The story revolves around Lucas and Clementine, who live peacefully in their isolated country house until one night, when a group of hooded assailants begin to terrorize them throughout the night. Alcalde is one of the most respected commercials directors in Spain and Mexico, having created over 200 spots throughout his career. His short film "Happy Birthday to You" won Screamfest in 2006 and he was previously attached to direct a remake of the Spanish horror film "Who Can Kill a Child?" "Them" Trailer: »

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StudioCanal Remaking French Horror Film ‘Them’

25 October 2011 10:16 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

The latest in a never-ending line of American horror remakes, Variety says that StudioCanal will bring a new version of the 2006 French thriller Them (or Ils) to the screen, which commercial director David Alcalde will be helming. The original film, written & directed by David Moreau and Xavier Palud, centered on “a young couple living in an isolated home who are terrorized by hooded assailants over the course of one terrifying night.” (Insert obvious joke about this already being remade as The Strangers here.) Adrian Guerra of Nostromo Pictures, who’s collaborated with Rodrigo Cortés on Buried and Red Lights, will be producing,

To make a judgement on how this could turn out, the two main things to look at here are a) the directing work of Alcalde, and b) reviews of the original movie. The former is actually somewhat tough to get a grasp on; though random ones picked from YouTube aren’t bad, »

- jpraup@gmail.com (thefilmstage.com)

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Afm '11: Evil Kids Return for Another Round of Murder in 'Them' Remake

25 October 2011 8:06 PM, PDT | bloody-disgusting.com | See recent Bloody-Disgusting.com news »

It was announced back in 2008 that Rogue Pictures was to remake David Moreau, Xavier Palud's awesome French home invasion slasher Them (Ils) as Six. Nothing ever came of it and now StudioCanal has landed the rights tapping commercials helmer David Alcalde to direct. The original concerned a young married couple living in an isolated home who are terrorized by hooded assailants over the course of one terrifying night. One of the most respected commercials directors working out of both Spain and Mexico, Alcalde has over 200 spots to his credit. His short film "Happy Birthday to You" won Screamfest in 2006 and was well-received at the San Sebastian and Slamdance Film Festivals. Helmer was previously attached to direct Gold Circle Films' remake of the Spanish horror film Who Can Kill a Child? »

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Them (Ils) Getting the Remake Treatment

25 October 2011 7:12 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

No, it's not the classic giant ant flick getting reworked (though we imagine someone will get around to that too one day). What we have here is the French film Them (or Ils for you purists out there) getting the American redux treatmen.

According to Variety, StudioCanal has tapped commercial helmer David Alcalde to direct Them, an English-language remake of the 2006 French horror film Ils.

The original flick concerned a young married couple living in an isolated home (that was as big as most hotels) who are terrorized by hooded assailants over the course of one terrifying night.

Adrian Guerra's Barcelona-based banner Nostromo Pictures is producing the remake. Guerra, who specializes in genre films, recently produced Rodrigo Cortes' Sundance hit Buried and the helmer's upcoming thriller Red Lights, which stars Robert De Niro and Sigourney Weaver.

One of the most respected commercials directors working out of both Spain and Mexico, »

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StudioCanal Sets David Alcalde to Direct Remake of French Horror Film Them

25 October 2011 6:22 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

StudioCanal is readying an English-language remake of the 2006 French horror film Them, and Variety reports that they’ve tapped commercials director David Alcalde to take the helm. The original film centers on a married couple who are terrorized by hooded assailants throughout one very long night. Adrian Guerra’s Nostromo Pictures is producing the remake. Guerra previously produced Rodrigo Cortes’ Buried, so he’s got some experience producing genre films. StudioCanal actually co-produced the original French version of Them, which was written and directed by David Moreau and Xavier Palud. Alcalde will be making his feature directorial debut on the project. He’s previously directed over 200 commercials out of Spain and Mexico, and won Screamfest with his 2006 short Happy Birthday to You. Hit the jump to watch the trailer for the French film Them. »

- Adam Chitwood

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French Thriller Them to Be Remade

25 October 2011 | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

It only took four years, but it looks like the Hollywood machine is moving forward with a remake to 2007's Them . Variety reports David Alcalde has been tapped to direct for StudioCanal. His background includes a few short films and a number of commercials. The original was helmed by David Moreau and Xavier Palud. Both went on to give us Lionsgate redo of The Eye . During interviews for that film, Moreau and Palud told Shock that a Them was being discussed. Part home invasion film and part survival horror, Them concerned a couple who were preyed upon by unknown attackers wearing hoodies. It was released here in the U.S. by Dark Sky Films. »

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