Bloody Disgusting has been on the forefront of everything related to Anchor Bay’s I Spit on Your Grave (aka Day of the Woman) remake, which is currently lensing in Shreveport, LA. With the cast locked in and Steven Monroe behind the camera, not much is known other than Anchor Bay is pushing to get this out by October of 2010. Over this holiday weekend Moviehole caught up with Monroe who talked about his love for the original, how they’ve modernized this revenge tale and a bit about who he thinks is going to be a big time star.
Pictured: Sarah Butler
In the original, a woman is abducted, brutally attacked and raped and then left for dead. She survives, hunts her attackers and dispatches them in graphic ways. Director Steven Monroe talked a bit about upping the ante.
“We wanted to stay as true to the original as possible while making sure it was updated in a few ways,” Monroe tells Moviehole.net in an exclusive first ever interview. “There is one additional lead character, a Sheriff played by Andrew Howard, and of course we upped the brutality and length of the tortures and kills – as they were quite short in the original – which was really a disturbing Thriller at heart not a Horror film. I also wanted to update the look of the film and give it a very voyeuristic quality and gritty realism.”
In the original 1978 film Camille Keaton played Jennifer Hills, a woman dead set on revenge. Sarah Butler takes over the role in the remake, an up-and-comer that Monroe thinks will become a huge star in the near future.
“I believe Sarah Butler is going to be a huge star,” Monroe says of the actress playing heroine, Jennifer. “She took this role on fearlessly and nailed it like I don’t think anyone else could have. I can’t and will never say enough about her. There are also a lot of horror fans out there already complaining that the cast is all no names, I can personally guarantee you that no actress with a name would have had the guts to pull of what Sarah did or went through during shooting, no way. She is awesome.’”
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