With the Martyrs remake set to premiere at Screamfest this month, Anchor Bay has shared two new images from the film that will release on VOD alongside a limited theatrical run.
The Goetz Brothers (Scenic Route) directed the U.S. version of Pascal Laugier’s 2009 French horror film that challenged religion, and played a cathartic role in his real life loss.
Bailey Noble, who played Adilyn Bellefleur on “True Blood”, toplines with “Pretty Little Liars” star Troian Bellisario. Kate Burton (Stay, Big Trouble in Little China) and Blake Robbins (Rubber) round out the cast.
Mark L. Smith (Vacancy, The Hole, The Revenant) penned the screenplay: “In ‘Martyrs’ 10-year-old Lucie flees from the isolated warehouse where she has been held prisoner. Deeply traumatized, she is plagued by awful night terrors at the orphanage that takes her in. Her only comfort comes from Anna, a girl her own age. Nearly a decade later and still haunted by demons, Lucie finally tracks down the family that tortured her. As she and Anna move closer to the agonizing truth, they find themselves trapped in a nightmare – if they cannot escape, a martyr’s fate awaits them…”
The Last Exorcism‘s Daniel Stamm was once attached to direct and called the screenplay “spellbinding.”