‘The Sentinel’ Remake Opens Gateway to Hell

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The Tracking Board is also reporting that Universal Pictures has turned to their in-house low-budget maven Jason Blum to steer their planned remake of the 1977 film The Sentinel back on track.

The original, which was based on the book of the same name from author Jeffrey Konvitz, centers on a young woman who moves into a NYC apartment, only to discover that it may be the gateway to hell.

The original film, which was directed by Michael Winner was set to be remade by Universal back in 2003, but the studio struggled to find a way to get the project out of development hell.

Blum (Insidious, Paranormal Activity, The Purge) will produce alongside Kevin Misher and his Misher Films.

This project is currently out to writer/directors.

  • WalkingDeadGuy

    Amazing! This is one of my favorites! Interesting story with genuine scares.

    • Patrick-Cooper

      Agreed. This is one that got under my skin first time I watched it. If a remake is to be done, I’m glad it’s going to Blum. I doubt they’ll try to replicate the impact of those final minutes though, with all those real-life freaks. That scene is insane.

  • scaryjim

    One of my faves. I watched it first about 5 years ago on a new years eve alongside the only really awesome Lovecraftian film ‘dark waters’. Really wasn’t expecting much from Winner. It’s up there with the Omen, genuinely creepy and underrated. A remake would be OK if they just completely stuck to the original premise, it’s only really needed because the original wasn’t a big hit and it could be updated nicely.