Screen Anarchy, which is owned by XYZ (producers of awesome films like The Raid and Mandy), is reporting that Guillermo del Toro will be producing a remake of Demian Rugna‘s Argentinian shocker Terrified (Aterrados) for Fox Searchlight. The film was a roaring success out of Fantastic Fest, although this writer thought it was completely void of an engaging story. With that said, del Toro is the perfect filmmaker to fill that void between story and scares. In Meagan’s review, she wrote, “The aptly-titled Terrified delivers on scares.”
The site also reports that Rugna will be directing the U.S. remake to his own film:
“Because of his fascination with the paranormal, a police officer on the brink of retirement is asked to investigate a series of strange deaths happening doors apart from each other. There he meets a famed paranormal investigator who is looking into a disappearance in the area as well. Together, with another paranormal enthusiast, they look into these strange incidents and uncover a terrifying connection.”
An announcement is said to be imminent.