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French Horror Pic 'Livid' Getting An English Language Remake

9 April 2012 10:52 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

With French filmmakers continuing to serve up some of the most extreme, high concept horror fare in recent memory, it seems all their English language speaking counterparts continue to do is offer low budget cheapie fright flicks or remakes. And true to form, here comes another.

Snd Films has announced that "Livid," the latest from "Inside" directors Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo, is getting primed for a remake, with David Birke ("Gacy," "Dahmer") to adapt. The film, which opened last fall in its native France, has been doing the festival circuit for much of the last year. Described as a "fairytale horror" film, the story centers on a young woman and her friends who break into an old mansion and unleash some dark and spooky stuff in the process. 

The Weinsteins' genre arm Dimension seemed pretty hot on the movie last summer and picked up the U.S. rights but »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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‘Livid’ is the Next Foreign Movie to Get an English-Language Remake

9 April 2012 10:00 AM, PDT | | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

From Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo, the directors of the brilliant movie Inside, Livid was an unfortunately scattered follow-up that could have used some serious reigning in. Rob was right to call it a “visually appealing mess of a movie.” Still, the potential is undeniably there. In the film, a young woman is training to become a caregiver for several people – one of which is an elderly comatose woman living in a large mansion. The caregiver tells her friends so they can break in. What they find, gets a little sticky. For example, there’s a tea party And now, Snd Films is announcing they’ll be overseeing an English-language remake of the movie. They’ve hired David Birke (Gacy) to adapt which will be a test for a screenwriter who hasn’t quite proved himself in the feature world. He’s done work on serial killer flicks, but this particular piece is bound to be a »

- Cole Abaius

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Livide to be Remade in English ... by French Company

5 April 2012 12:00 PM, PDT | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

The French-language horror film Livide, directed by Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury (Inside, originally A L'Interieur), will be remade in an English-language version, according to an unconfirmed report by Deadline. Dimension Films acquired U.S. distribution rights to Livid last summer, ahead of the film's premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. While Dimension has not yet announced any plans to release Livid, either theatrically or on home video, French distributor Snd Films has set Doug Davison and Robert Léger to produce a remake. David Birke, who has a couple of real-life serial killer thrillers (Freeway Killer, Gacy) among his credits, has been hired to write the script. Davison is a remake specialist, a former partner of Roy Lee in Vertigo Entertainment before the two went »

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'Livide' Will Officially Become 'Livid' In American Remake

5 April 2012 8:52 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Inside directors Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo's artful (and French) Livid (review) is getting an American remake. Because that's what happens these days. David Birke (Kiss And Tell, Gacy) will be writing the script and one of the producers of The Strangers is onboard. Per Deadline, " French distributor Snd Films is moving forward with an English language re-make of 'Livid', and theyve set David Birke to write the script, and Doug Davison of Quadrant Pictures and Robert Léger to produce it. Davisons genre credits include 'The Strangers' and the upcoming remake of Old Boy at Mandate Pictures. The film »

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