Bankside Films reveals via their website that shooting is now underway on Patrick, a contemporary re-imagining of Richard Franklin’s seminal 1970’s Australian classic chiller that will be directed by Mark Hartley.
Starring You’re Next‘s Sharni Vinson, alongside Rachel Griffiths and Charles Dance, “After killing is mother and her lover some years before, Patrick is the comatose patient in room 15 of a remote, private psychiatric clinic run by the secretive Dr Roget, who treats him as a guinea pig in his bizarre studies of life and death. When Kathy, a nurse who has recently separated from her boyfriend, begins working at the clinic, she is instructed to care for him. She is disturbed by Roget’s treatment of him and somehow feels that Patrick is trying to make a connection with her.
When Kathy realizes that the lifeless murderer can communicate, she is shocked but compelled to prove her theory. Patrick has psychokinetic powers which he uses to talk to Kathy by transferring his thoughts to a computer. As Patrick’s communication becomes stronger, strange and terrifying events begin to occur. Patrick has feelings for Kathy and his affection is about to manifest itself as a deadly, bloody obsession.”
Filming is taking place in Australia for release in 2013.