Patricio Valladares‘ Chilean Hidden in the Woods hasn’t even premiered yet! It plays the The 16th annual Fantasia International Film Festival on August 6th. But that doesn’t mean there’s not already a remake in the works! One that Valladares himself will direct.
Michel Biehn (The Terminator, Aliens) will star in and new version will be written by original writers and creators of the Spanish version of the film which was shot in Chile by Valladares and Andrea Cavaletto. Jennifer Blanc Biehn and Michael Biehn will produce. Production begins at the end of 2012 and will shoot on location in Chile. “I am thrilled to be working with Patricio – I’ve been waiting a very long time for a project like this to cross my path!” says Biehn. The remake will be a joint production for Valladares Films (Patricio Valladares and Evelyn Belmar) and Blanc Biehn Productions (Jennifer Blanc Biehn and Michael Biehn).
In the original film, “This raw slice of demented energy, inspired by true events, is the terrifying story of two sisters raised in forest isolation and subjected to torments from their abusive drug dealer father. When they finally report him, he chainsaws the two investigating cops to death and is jailed before he can tell psychotic drug lord Costello the exact location of his remaining stash. So Costello sends violent henchmen to find the missing merchandise hidden somewhere in the woods. Reaching heights of deranged frenzy unlike anything seen before, director Patricio Valladares is yet another exciting talent to emerge from the current hotbed of South American horror.”