We broke the news exclusively here a few weeks back that Gold Circle Films would be developing a remake to Jannik Johansen and Anders Thomas Jensen’s Danish dramatic-thriller Murke (Mørke) (check out the trailer here). Today the huge announcement was made that Marcel Sarmiento and Gadi Harel will be reteaming once again for this crazy thriller. Sarmiento and Harel directed the awesome DEADGIRL (from a screenplay by Trent Haaga), which world premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival this summer. Read on for the full details on this major announcement.
Marcel Sarmiento and Gadi Harel are attached to write and direct a remake of the Danish thriller “Murk”/”Mørke” for Gold Circle Films.
Gold Circle president Paul Brooks will produce alongside Bridge Films president Matthew Riklin. Scott Niemeyer and Norm Waitt will executive produce.
Guy Danella and Brad Kessell will oversee the project for Gold Circle.
“Mørke,” released in 2005, details a journalist’s investigation into his sister’s mysterious death on her wedding night and the whereabouts of her missing fiance. Anders Thomas Jensen co-wrote the original film with Jannik Johansen, who also directed.
Sarmiento and Harel, repped by the Gotham Group, plan to add a high-tech twist to the update.
The pair’s debut film, “Deadgirl,” premiered in the Midnight Madness section of the Toronto International Film Festival in September and will be released next year by Dark Sky Films. The low-budget horror film scripted by Trent Haaga, about two high school buddies who find a (kind of) dead girl in the basement of an abandoned mental hospital, polarized audiences with its disturbing story line.
Here’s a better synopsis we dug up when we broke the news a few weeks back: URKE is the story about Jacob who, after his brain-injured sister dies from supposedly slitting her wrists on her wedding night, follows the trail of her mysterious fiance. Jacob soon finds that this man has a routine of killing crippled brides-to-be, and therefor he must face his sister’s death and risk his own life to make sure the self-acclaimed “Angel of Death” does not strike again.