‘Livide’ To Finally Become ‘Livid’ In American Remake

Inside directors Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo’s artful (and French) Livide (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 they’ve set David Birke to write the script, and Doug Davison of Quadrant Pictures and Robert Léger to produce it. Davison’s genre credits include ‘The Strangers’ and the upcoming remake of Old Boy at Mandate Pictures.

The film, “revolves around a young home nursing aide who works in a remote country estate and discovers that her comatose patient may have hidden her fortune somewhere in the house. The nursing aide returns with her friends to search for the loot, and they become trapped in the house with an old woman who may not be as sick as she appeared.

Source: Deadline
  • djblack1313

    how F’ing stupid. this movie isn’t even released here in the states yet. by the way IS there any word/rumor on a possible release for it (the French film)? i’m dying to see it but it seems to have fallen off the face of the earth. the Weinsteins will bury it like they did ROGUE (and countless other movies. Evan (or anyone at BD) can you see if you can find out if LIVID is EVER coming to theaters or DVD?

  • GoryGus

    Hey just so you know, blu-ray.com is showing Livid for a May 3rd release date. I’m really excited to see this movie too and I don’t care for an American remake either… Here is the url http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Livid-Blu-ray/40542/

  • ffforgottenx

    This saddens me. Yet another pointless remake to a film not even released here yet. Dear whoever is in charge of distribution for the French one, I/WE CAN READ SUBTITLES. I don’t require the film to be dumbed down or “Americanized”. Inside is one of my favorites, and I’d rather see what Bustillo and Maury did with this material than some music video director. This has made me.. livid.

  • djblack1313

    thanx for the heads up/info, GoryGus! :)

  • GoryGus

    No problem… Except I just noticed blu-ray.com has it listed as a Region B blu-ray sold through Amazon France… ARGH! Guess us fans here in the states will have to wait a little longer (I’m so not happy right now).

  • Krug09

    Let the movie be released for 2, 3 years. I used to complain when remakes happened after “only” 10 years. No one has seen it yet! Fuck!

  • Nothing333

    I understand why this is happening. North American audiences generally don’t like things like reading words on their movies. They are more accustomed to explosion porn and ill-fated teenage love triangles.

  • horrorking95

    They haven’t even given Livide the chance to come out yet!

  • markajacoby

    Is there anyway to get this thing with english subtitles? I’ve found it but only in French. At times I feel like I’m looking for the Holy Grail. And dear god please let me see the original before we screw up yet another foreign film (ie. The Vanishing, La Femme Nikita, etc.)!!!