Never underestimate a mother’s protective fury!
[REC] writers Jaume Balagueró and Manu Diez, Kidnapped director Miguel Ángel Vivas and producers Adrián Guerra and Núria Valls of Nostromo Pictures (Buried, Red Lights) are joining forces on thriller Inside, ScreenDaily learned ahead of AFM.
Looking to replicate the commercial success of female-driven genre titles from Spain including The Orphanage, The Others, [REC] and Mama, the film is a remake of 2007 French horror À L’Intérieur.
“Inside follows a recently widowed mother-to-be living in an isolated new home who receives a most unwelcome visitor: a predatory woman who will stop at nothing to snatch her unborn child. Trapped and disorientated, the young mother must unleash all her reserves of strength to protect her baby and survive the night.”
Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo directed the original Inside (À L’Intérieur), which we here at Bloody consider to be one of the greatest slasher films ever made. It’s shocking that it’s being remade before Dimension could ever put the film on Blu-ray or even release the unrated version featuring several more minutes of gore removed for their Blockbuster release (remember those guys?)
Embankment Films will launch sales on the project at the upcoming AFM with the production aiming for a February 2016 shoot. Casting on the film is underway.
“Jaume had this great idea for the remake and, with Manu, they’ve reimagined the original film as a very classy and tense thriller,” Embankment’s Tim Haslam said. “With two great female characters fighting to be a mother, Miguel Ángel brings his distinct vision, setting up the film as a tense, sustained set piece that will keep audiences on the edge of their seats, for sure.”
While Kidnapped is a taught thriller, his follow up, Extinction, starring Matthew Fox, is awful, awful, awful. There’s no way he’s going to deliver something better than the 2007 masterpiece that’s a must-see for horror fans. Speaking of, if you haven’t seen it, make sure it’s on the top of your Halloween stack for this coming weekend…
Here’s an early look at the AFM sales art, courtesy of your pals at Bloody Disgusting!