Fantastic Fest caught wind of an interesting piece of art on display at the ongoing EFM in Berlin.
A remake of Pascal Laugier’s astoundingly brutal Martyrs is still in the works, and now has Blumhouse and The Safran Company attached to produce.
The art, shared below, brags that it will be “the ultimate horror movie.”
It also reveals new directors, placing the Goetz Brothers (of 2013’s Scenic Route) at the helm.
The 2009 original, which had shades of Rosemary’s Baby, followed Lucie, now 25 years old, who sets out to get revenge on the people who attacked and permanently scarred her when she was only 10 years old.
They claim it’s going to be the “the ultimate horror movie,” which is absolutely impossible (in my opinion) if it’s being produced for the big screen. Not only can it not be as violent and unrelenting as the original, but the negative religious context isn’t something studios feel comfortable releasing. Personally, I’m hoping this is going down the indie route with plans on delivering a no-holds-barred U.S. remake.