This past weekend we told you about the long-gestured Martyrs remake, which looks to finally be happening. Oh, wait, it’s already done.
The Goetz Brothers (Scenic Route) have directed the U.S. version of Pascal Laugier’s 2009 French horror film that challenged religion, and played a cathartic role in his real life loss.
Thanks to Bloody regular Fabien M., we have also learned that Martyrs, which is to be produced by Blumhouse and The Safran Company, has already been completed.
Bailey Noble, who played Adilyn Bellefleur on “True Blood” (pictured below), toplines with “Pretty Little Liars” star Troian Bellisario, Bloody Disgusting is told.
Kate Burton (Stay, Big Trouble in Little China) and Blake Robbins (Rubber) round out the cast.
Mark L. Smith (Vacancy, The Hole, The Revenant) penned the screenplay: “In ‘Martyrs’ 10-year-old Lucie flees from the isolated warehouse where she has been held prisoner. Deeply traumatized, she is plagued by awful night terrors at the orphanage that takes her in. Her only comfort comes from Anna, a girl her own age. Nearly a decade later and still haunted by demons, Lucie finally tracks down the family that tortured her. As she and Anna move closer to the agonizing truth, they find themselves trapped in a nightmare – if they cannot escape, a martyr’s fate awaits them…”
The Last Exorcism‘s Daniel Stamm was once attached to direct and called the screenplay “spellbinding.”