The story follows a nine-year-old girl who discovers her sinister friend is the ghost of her mother's dead twin. van Strien and Paulo van Vliet penned the script.
Theron will produce through her Denver & Delilah production banner and several "A-list directors" are currently in talks about helming the feature.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Charlize Theron is meeting with "A-list directors" to attach to the remake.
The original Dutch film was written by Elbert van Strien and Paulo van Vliet, and details the story of a nine-year-old girl who discovers her sinister friend is the ghost of her mother's dead twin.
No production date has been set.
Theron snapped up remake rights through her production banner Denver & Delilah and is, according to Dutch sources, meeting "A-list directors" to attach to the remake.
The original Dutch pic, fresh from a circuit of international festival airings including screenings at the Edinburgh International Film Festival, Fantasy Filmfest in Germany and the Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival, starred British born Barry Atsma alongside Hadewych Minis, Isabelle Stokkel and Bart Slegers.
Written by van Strien and Paulo van Vliet, "Two Eyes Staring" details the story of a nine-year-old girl who discovers her sinister friend is the ghost of her mother's dead twin.
The synopsis for Zwart Water or Two Eyes Staring:
"In Zwart Water (Two Eyes Staring) the nine-year-old Lisa discovers her sinister new friend is the ghost of the dead twin of Lisa’s mother. Lisa’s father also begins to suspect his wife of hiding a terrible secret, resulting in deadly consequences" (Zwart).
Director: Elbert van Strien.
Writers: Elbert van Strien and Paulo van Vliet.
Cast: Barry Atsma, Hadewych Minis, Isabelle Stokkel, and Bart Slegers.
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