Easy the single best Asian horror film I’ve seen in the past year is a Thai horror film entitled Shutter (review). As much as I’m against remakes, you’ll never- and I repeat never- see the original in theaters, so remaking this sucker doesn’t bother me one bit, especially since it’s better than Ringu. Read on for the scoop and get excited…Variety writes:
Capping months of negotiations, Fox-based Regency Enterprises has inked a high-six-figure rights deal to remake Thai hit thriller “Shutter” into an English-language horror pic.
Original, one of the highest-grossing films in Thai history, follows a young photog and his girlfriend who find mysterious shadows in his photographs that may be tied to their involvement in a hit-and-run accident.
Banjong Pisanthanakun and Parkpoom Wongpoom helmed the original. No writers are currently attached to the remake.
“The Ring” exec producer Roy Lee is producing the “Shutter” redo with partner Doug Davison via their Vertigo Entertainment shingle. Duo are also producers on the upcoming Disney release “Dark Water,” an English-language remake of Hideo Nakata’s Japanese hit of the same name.
Regency Enterprises theatrical production exec Alex Sundell is overseeing development on “Shutter” for Regency production prexy Sanford Panitch.