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You have to go all the way back to 1997's The Devil's Advocate to find a horror movie on Charlize Theron's CV (unless you count Reindeer Games). Given the mill she's put through on that film, it's not that surprising that she shied away from the genre subsequently, but that should be about to change, with the news that Theron has personally picked up the rights to Two Eyes Staring.The original Dutch film, titled Zwart Water at home, was directed by Elbert van Strien, and written by van Strien and Paulo van Vliet. It's the story of a nine-year-old girl who discovers that her new best friend has some sinister connections to dark secrets in her family's past. You can check out the trailer here: it's not subtitled, but you'll get the gist.Zwart Water opened in The Netherlands this spring. It hasn't had an international release so far, »
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. »
- Garth Franklin
Charlize Theron to remake Dutch thrillerCharlize Theron's production banner Denver & Delilah has picked up remake rights to Dutch writer/director Elbert van Strien's film Two Eyes Staring, which was originally titled Zwart Water in the Netherlands.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Charlize Theron is meeting with "A-list directors" to attach to the remake.
No production date has been set. »
London -- Oscar winner Charlize Theron has proffered a Dutch wink to remake rights to writer/director Elbert van Strien's "Two Eyes Staring," a movie originally named "Zwart Water" in the Netherlands.
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. »
- By Stuart Kemp
Zwart Water or Two Eyes Staring is a film from Accento Films, which is from the Netherlands. In this first trailer for Zwart, Lisa, a nine year old girl, discovers a secret long buried by her mother. Seems the family was a little bigger at one point. Two Eyes Staring has already won the Kodak Development Prize in 2006 and this first clip will surely make you squirm as the dead come to life for a reunion.
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.
- 28DaysLaterAnalysis@gmail.com (Michael Ross Allen)
5 items from 2010
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