Exclusive: Bloody Disgusting learned that Ed Dougherty (Blackout) has been hired to do a rewrite on Marcel Sarmiento and Gadi Harel’s Merciless, Gold Circle’s forthcoming remake of the Danish thriller Morke (Murke). The original tells the story of 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. Word has it Dougherty will be incorporating a high concept cutting edge science angle to the thriller. Marcel Sarmiento and Gadi Harel also directed the indie coming-of-age thriller Deadgirl.
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